English verb: expatiate
|1.||expatiate (communication) add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing|
|Samples||She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation.|
|Examples||They expatiate that there was a traffic accident|
|Synonyms||dilate, elaborate, enlarge, expand, exposit, expound, flesh out, lucubrate|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP
|Broader (hypernym)||clarify, clear up, elucidate|
|Narrower (hyponym)||detail, exemplify, exposit, expound, illustrate, instance, particularise, particularize, set forth, specialise, specialize, specify|
|Antonyms||abbreviate, abridge, foreshorten, shorten, contract, reduce, cut|