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expatiate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expatiate  \Ex*pa"ti*ate\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Expatiated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Expariating}.]  [L.  expatiatus  exspatiatus  p. 
  p.  of  expatiari  exspatiari  to  expatiate;  ex  out  +  spatiari 
  to  walk  about  spread  out  fr  spatium  space.  See  {Space}.] 
  1.  To  range  at  large  or  without  restraint. 
 
  Bids  his  free  soul  expatiate  in  the  skies.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  enlarge  in  discourse  or  writing;  to  be  copious  in 
  argument  or  discussion;  to  descant. 
 
  He  expatiated  on  the  inconveniences  of  trade 
  --Addison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expatiate  \Ex*pa"ti*ate\,  v.  t. 
  To  expand;  to  spread;  to  extend;  to  diffuse;  to  broaden. 
 
  Afford  art  an  ample  field  in  which  to  expatiate  itself 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expatiate 
  v  :  elaborate  or  expatiate  upon  give  details;  "She  elaborated 
  on  her  plans"  [syn:  {elaborate},  {enlarge},  {flesh  out}, 
  {expand},  {expound},  {dilate}] 




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