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elaborate

An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (complicated)
a. complicado
Tina prepared an elaborate recipe that had at least 20 different ingredients.Tina preparó una receta complicada que tenía por lo menos 20 ingredientes diferentes.
b. muy elaborado
The elaborate costumes worn in Rio during carnival are amazing.Los trajes muy elaborados usados en Río durante el carnaval son asombrosos.
c. rebuscado
Cosme took forever to get to the punch line in his elaborate joke.Cosme tardó una eternidad en llegar al chiste de su broma rebuscada.
2. (detailed)
a. detallado
They came up with an elaborate scheme to make more money.Idearon una conspiración detallada para ganar más dinero.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to give more details)
a. dar más detalles
Can you elaborate on how you will do that?¿Puedes dar más detalles sobre cómo lo harás?
4. (to develop)
a. elaborar
The inventor elaborated a non-invasive system for measuring arterial blood flow.El inventor elaboró un sistema no invasivo para medir el flujo sanguíneo arterial.
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elaborate
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (plan, excuse, meal)
a. elaborado(a)
2. (drawing, description)
a. detallado(a)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (general)
a. elaborar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (general)
a. dar detalles
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elaborate
adjective
[ɪˈlæbərɪt] [+design, hairstyle, costume, ceremony] muy elaborado; [+plan] detallado; muy elaborado; [+architecture] con mucha ornamentación; [+furniture] con muchos adornos; muy recargado; [+equipment, network, preparations] complicado; [+meal] muy complicado de hacer
we were served a very elaborate meal in the castle's elegant dining-room
[+excuse] rebuscado
an elaborate hoax un elaborado engaño
In 1981 he was sacked after an elaborate hoax in which he claimed to have received death threats
transitive verb
[ɪˈlæbəreɪt]
1 (develop) [+plan, theory] elaborar; desarrollar
2 (explain) [+idea, point] explicar en detalle; desarrollar
Some of these points will have to be further elaborated as we go along.
intransitive verb
[ɪˈlæbəreɪt]
he refused to elaborate se negó a dar más detalles; would you care to elaborate? ¿le importaría explicarlo de forma más detallada?; he elaborated on it lo explicó con más detalles
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