- uitweidenexpatiatedgee 'n uiteensettingexpatiating
Verb(1) add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
(1) The commentator adopts this persona to expatiate on a variety of topics.(2) He goes on to expatiate on Queen Victoria's instructions to the governor-general and suggests that they are somehow relevant to the present debate.(3) The editor-in-chief was even inspired to expatiate at length on how it just goes to show how predictably liberal the competition is these days.(4) I now expect to be booked on cable TV to expatiate on my brilliant findings without interruption.(5) The tramway passed alongside vineyards, an itinerary inciting Simon to expatiate on harvesting grapes.(6) He then blocked his e-mail to me, and I haven't had the chance to experience his brusque wit or elegant expatiations since then.(7) Lee also expatiates at length on his class's visits to Roman sites.(8) Two other leaders expatiated on the importance of these customary rites and the fact that the deceased was the last of his kind - the great warrior-killer.(9) I took my seat on the floor in front of the table where he was expatiating on the tendency of contemporary poems to be self-conscious about being poems.(10) Similarly, when neoconservative ideologues speak of needing to rebuild an embattled US hegemony and legitimacy, they aren't impotently expatiating .(11) The expatiation will improve circulation and connections among the existing buildings and add a new building to house at least part of the permanent collection.(12) This was almost achieved when the two actors expatiated on the subjects of life, love and potato chips.(13) He has just been expatiating on the difference between Renaissance and Romantic angst.(14) The bus journey hardly requires expatiation ; suffice to say that it was a tiring trip.(15) It is much more explicitly present in a variety of passages such as the one in which Richard expatiates about the death of kings in characteristically allegorical terms.(16) Compression is to poem as expatiation is to critic.
(1) expatiate :: uitweiden
2. go into detail ::
gaan in detail
3. expound ::
uiteen te sit
4. dwell ::
5. dilate ::
6. expand ::
uit te brei
7. enlarge ::
8. elaborate ::
uit te brei
9. perorate ::
expatiate, expatiated, expatiates, expatiating
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