Definition of elaborate:
- 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.
- To produce with labor
- 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)
- 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.
- "Way of the Lawless", Max Brand.
- "The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912", Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone.