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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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Knowledge elaboration positively affects knowledge acquisition, which is an important determinant of students' satisfaction and motivation (Draskovic et al.
Habib Essid pointed out on the occasion, the importance of preserving the necessary flexibility in the elaboration of the regional development indicator, by planning improvements of the data base to cover other fields as the environment protection, exploitation of new technologies and consecration of principles of democracy, transparency and good governance.
In the first year of work of the GPS station in Ksiaz (in the epoch of 2011:DOY106/107) there was a replacement of reference frame from 'IGS05', as based on GPS data elaboration until the epoch of 2006.
Hypothesis 1: Task conflict will have a positive relationship with information elaboration.
In the analysis process, the selection and ordering of the standards elaboration themes are performed, which will facilitate the process of composing the standardization programs.
Phillips and McQuarrie propose a new typology that distinguishes nine types of visual rhetorical figures according to their degree of complexity and ambiguity, and derive empirically testable predictions concerning how these different types of visual figures may influence such consumer responses as elaboration and belief change.
The data flux on which the elaboration of policies is funded also represents an important factor of distinction.
However, faculty judged elaboration, organization, critical thinking, peer helping, and seeking help more important for success in their courses than the students.
Consistent with findings in traditional classrooms, it was hypothesized that both students' perceived task value and self-efficacy would be positively related to their self-reported use of critical thinking, elaboration, and metacognitive self-regulation in online courses.
Such elaboration would allow readers to discover the historical, cultural, and social implications beneath Wilson's geographic and period specific plays.
Common questions for elaboration in all categories include:
Static elaboration and register transfer level (RTL) elaboration for synthesis is fully supported for the Verilog 2001 subset, extended with support for many of the new SystemVerilog constructs.
This might have been because of the factual nature of the topic (history), which might not have produced many examples or elaboration of ideas during the lecture.
The geometric elaboration of the double-layered hips produces the characteristic curved ridges and eaves of Oriental architecture, but it also requires each roof to be a free-standing entity, for joining them at corners to make L-shaped ranges is a messy compromise, usually avoided apart from on lowly service buildings.
Further, the nature of reviewer cognition, as measured by the relative proportion of critical and supportive reviewer elaboration explains a significant portion of the effect of these perceptions on reviewer judgment and decisions.