Definition of elaborate :
1. To perfect with painstaking; to improve or refine with labor and study, or by successive operations; as, to elaborate a painting or a literary work.
2. To produce with labor
3. Wrought with labor; finished with great care; studied; executed with exactness or painstaking; as, an elaborate discourse; an elaborate performance; elaborate research.
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complicated (part of speech: adjective)
ornamented (part of speech: verb)
ornately spoken or written (part of speech: adjective)
flowery, ponderous, lofty, grandiloquent, baroque, opulent, highfalutin, gilded, fancy, embellished, showy, rich, ornate, voluble, bombastic, flamboyant, high-sounding, florid, rhetorical, splashy, rococo, eloquent, bloated, inflated
improve (part of speech: verb)
- Lord Doningdale, who at first lingered with his other visitors, now joined them, and Maltravers was struck with his high- bred manner, and a singular and somewhat elaborate polish in his emphasis and expression. - "Ernest Maltravers, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- But Andrew knew that he had been heard the first time, and he felt that this pretended slow awakening was too elaborate to be true. - "Way of the Lawless", Max Brand.
- This was served in the ballroom, and was a long and elaborate affair. - "The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912", Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone.