expatiate


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.
Related to expatiate: expatriate, inculcated

expatiate on (someone or something)

To speak or write about someone or something at length. Don't ask Uncle Harry about his collection of antique binoculars unless you want to hear him expatiate on it for hours on end.
See also: expatiate, on

expatiate on someone or something

to say or write many words about someone or something. She expatiated endlessly on the evils of tobacco. I have heard you expatiate on Harry quite enough, thank you.
See also: expatiate, on
References in periodicals archive ?
After selecting global assignees who will benefit most from the experience, multinational organizations should promote positive contacts between their host national employees and expatiate employees.
The simplicity of this book with biblical stories and personal testimonies expatiate the very basis of knowledge of the Word as a tool of empowerment of the things of God and its daily application in a Christian life," states the author.
In his preface to the second edition, Walpole explains that in writing Otranto, he had been "desirous of leaving the powers of fancy at liberty to expatiate through the boundless realms of invention" (65).
But Kazem Sajjadi, the director of expatiate affairs at the Foreign Ministry, now says the United States is barring such voting.
The minister acknowledged the contribution of the expatiate community, but said that illegal activity will not be tolerated.
The President said that there was great potential of further increasing the foreign remittances, which could cross the $ 15 billion a year mark if the expatiate Pakistanis were offered adequate incentives.
Of course, limited space does not allow Clooney to expatiate fully on all aspects of this new discipline.
A votary of this school has only to open his mouth and expatiate upon the meaning of Pakistan -- usually to say it is a fortress of Islam -- and dark thoughts rush into my mind.
The UNSC must not also give up its role for some invisible "higher power," but it will rather fully exercised its powers to exert more pressure for all the UN member states and all the UN partnering parties to expatiate the apprehension of al-Bashir.
Surely I don't need to expatiate on the sublime poetics therein or the beautiful images to which they give rise.
Vuillard was a canny psychologist--he kept his eyes every bit as open as did Proust--but he also kept his canniness intact: he painted, he did not expatiate.
What turn him on are not their aesthetic qualities as unique configurations of language and form, but the tales they have to tell about the extraneous circumstances of their emergence, the pretexts they provide to expatiate on aspects of cultural and political history that immure them in an alien world.
We must not expatiate into the regions of conceived possibility, but confine ourselves to actual existences, thence rise to general laws, and to the application of those laws.
The only way we would not allow expatiate customers to purchase a water tanker or exclude them would be in the case that we feel they are acting suspicious, leading us to believe that he may be intending to sell the water outside the distribution center for a higher price and creating a black market," a source at the distribution center's office told Arab News, wishing to remain anonymous.