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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.
Broschart further elaborated that the implementation of the Galaxy OE has dramatically reduced the Zoo's annual postage expenses by more than 65%, down to only $9,000 from a previous $27,000.
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.
The Rocket Framework provides the means to load both gate-level netlists as well as elaborated RTL through its front-end engines.
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.
CEO Anis Jessa elaborated, "We built TaxiDispatch and completed delivery as scheduled.
Guillama elaborated, "We are excited by opportunities to expand into other areas.
Pieken, an inventor of the PASS technology, also elaborated on a host of new chemical techniques the Company has developed that significantly lower the cost of the raw materials, known as monomers, needed to make oligonucleotides, and that improve the chemical reactions needed to create the oligonucleotides themselves.
1, 1995--Sensormatic Electronics Corporation (SRM/NYSE) today elaborated on its announcement yesterday that the company's results for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1995 would not be released until completion of its audit.