"elaborates" in the verb sense
1. elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate
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"
produce from basic elements or sources change into a more developed product
"The bee elaborates honey"
3. complicate, refine, rarify, elaborate
make more complex, intricate, or richer
"refine a design or pattern"
4. elaborate, work out
work out in detail
"elaborate a plan"
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