Expatiate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈspeɪʃieɪt|  American pronunciation of the word expatiate
Brit.  |ɪkˈspeɪʃɪeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word expatiate

verb

- add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing (syn: dilate, elaborate, enlarge, expand, exposit, expound, lucubrate)

Examples

...the naturalist is known for her willingness to expatiate on any number of issues relating to wildlife and the environment...

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: expatiate
he/she/it: expatiates
present participle: expatiating
past tense: expatiated
past participle: expatiated
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