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elaborate (on)

verb

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1 to add to the interest of by including made-up details
  • my friend tends to elaborate on his hiking experiences, turning an ordinary walk in the woods into a hair-raising adventure

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2 to express more fully and in greater detail
  • the candidate for governor refused to elaborate on how she would balance the state's budget

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“Elaborate (on).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/elaborate%20%28on%29. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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