add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation
How To Use expatiate In A Sentence
- In a famous passage in chapter 42 David expatiates on the leading principles of his working life.
- She expatiated upon the behaviour of young Mandlebert, in terms that filled the baronet with satisfaction, She exulted in the success of her own measures; and, sinking the circumstance of the intended impartiality of Edgar, enlarged upon his dancing, out of his turn, with Indiana, as at an event which manifested his serious designs beyond all possibility of mistake. Camilla
- Lee also expatiates at length on his class's visits to Roman sites.
- Starting off seismic convolution model, the author expatiate on the conception and design way of deconvolution.
- In such cases, verisimilitude takes over motivation, because each word of that story will expatiate on or repeat the nuclear word that begets it, for each such word is also a metonym of that nucleus.
- Nor shall I expatiate on the alkahest of that mad scoundrel, Paracelsus, with which he pretended to reduce flints into salt; nor archaeus or spiritus rector of that visionary Van Helmont, his simple, elementary water, his gas, ferments, and transmutations; nor shall The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves
- It was expatiated on how to using ASP to input and transmit the special format file.
- The chairman expatiated for two hours on his plans for the company.
- This was almost achieved when the two actors expatiated on the subjects of life, love and potato chips.
- He continued to expatiate on the dog's points -- the number of wrinkles, the bandiness of the legs, etc. The conversation dropped in heat and glare, and the picturesqueness of the sea. Spring Days