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elaborate on (someone or something)

To expand on a particular topic or idea. To say more about someone or something. Can you elaborate on that? I'm not sure I understand what you're trying to do there. In your next draft, I think you should really elaborate on your reading of this paragraph of the novel.
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elaborate on someone or something

to give additional details about someone or something. Would you care to elaborate on that? I want to know more about Kelly. Could you elaborate on her?
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What distinguishes Lyotard is to have elaborated the notion in relation less to Bazin than to Malraux--in terms of a larger kind of "museification" of the globe and the new kinds of cultural circuits it supposes.
In a perhaps more elaborated way, this resonates with the "Beyond the Self" mantra of this year's Berlin Biennale and its three C's of connectedness, commitment, and contribution.
The conceptual framework on which Gelber's historical account rests, however, is elaborated in several critical opening chapters.
In Chapter 2, "Structure and Race," Moses argues that King elaborated upon Du Bois's contention that the principal problem of the twentieth century is the color line.
ISLAMABAD, January 13, 2010 (Frontier Star): State Minister for Information & Broadcasting Sumsam Ali Bukhari has elaborated that some individuals in the Country have become victims of Zardari phobia and thats the reason they were airing baseless news regarding no confidence move against Presidency.
For while Lyotard shared with Clement Greenberg a sense of painting's privileged position in "Modernism," he elaborated its place in a much different way.