Synonyms of elaborate in English:

elaborate


See definition of elaborate

adjective

1‘an elaborate political system’

SYNONYMS

complicated, detailed, intricate, complex, involved, tortuous, convoluted, serpentine, tangled, knotty, confusing, bewildering, baffling

painstaking, careful

inextricable, entangled, impenetrable, Byzantine, Daedalian, Gordian

rare involute, involuted

ANTONYMS

simple

2‘an elaborate plasterwork ceiling’

SYNONYMS

ornate, decorated, embellished, adorned, ornamented, fancy, over-elaborate, fussy, busy, ostentatious, extravagant, showy, baroque, rococo, florid, wedding-cake, gingerbread

informal flash, flashy

ANTONYMS

plain


verb

1‘both sides refused to elaborate on their reasons’

SYNONYMS

expand on, enlarge on, add to, flesh out, add flesh to, put flesh on the bones of, add detail to, expatiate on

supplement, reinforce, augment, extend, broaden, develop, fill out, embellish, enhance, amplify, refine, improve