Definitions For Elaborate


  • Work out in detail
  • Make more complex, intricate, or richer
  • Add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
  • Produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product
  • To give more details about something : to discuss something more fully
  • To bring (something, such as an idea or a plan) to a more advanced or developed state


  • Developed or executed with care and in minute detail
  • Marked by complexity and richness of detail

Is Elaborate a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Elaborate is worth 11 points in Scrabble and 13 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Elaborate in a Sentence

  • They made elaborate preparations for his visit.
  • I see now that her behavior was all part of an elaborate plan.
  • The dancers were wearing elaborate costumes.
  • I'll be glad to elaborate if you want to hear more.
  • She was asked to say more about her earlier statements, but she declined to elaborate.

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Antonyms for Elaborate

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