expatiate


Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Idioms.
Related to expatiate: expatriate, inculcated
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • verb

Synonyms for expatiate

to express at greater length or in greater detail

Synonyms for expatiate

References in periodicals archive ?
And there seems no reason to doubt that if these elephants, which have now been hunted for thousands of years, by Semiramis, by Porus, by Hannibal, and by all the successive monarchs of the East--if they still survive there in great numbers, much more may the great whale outlast all hunting, since he has a pasture to expatiate in, which is precisely twice as large as all Asia, both Americas, Europe and Africa, New Holland, and all the Isles of the sea combined.
Kipling is at once confident of his right to expatiate on India and mildly uneasy about it.
The Beautifull Cassandra occupies only three pages in the Chapman edition; so in spreading the story with pictures to 30 pages, I could expatiate.
Watson gazed at the starry skies and began to expatiate on their beauty and supernatural implication.
Why should a trained judge, who presumably knows the law, have to expatiate on basic application of trite law in a simple case when a complex evidentiary quagmire can be resolved by a simple "not guilty" from the jury?
Chapter four examines how James Weldon Johnson's The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man (1912) uses parody to depict the coloured man passing for white as a result, not as the cause, of societal alienation, and argues that this enables the author to expatiate on white supremacist values and racial division.
In the 1528 edition of the Adagia, an expression on a spendthrift prompts him to expatiate on their wanton and rapacious behavior, describing them as the "pestis Germaniae nostrae" (no.
The authors also discuss numerous indigenous revivals and initiatives that contributed to the indigenization and advance of Christianity in Africa and expatiate on the beginnings of African Independent Churches, revealing their interconnection with urbanization, particularly in Southern Africa.
And till the probability of so wonderful a conversion can be shewn, it is surely lost time and lost elegance to expatiate on the happiness of man in such a state.
I was about to explain my muddle and expatiate on the brilliance of I'm All Right Jack - when she stopped me and said: 'Kennedy has been shot - he was killed.
Since we do not have statistics suggesting the proportion of people who would be considered "maladjusted" in the expatiate population and (presumably) since not all maladjusted expatriates necessarily leave their assignment, an examination of the expatriate performance criterion in the future would be valuable.
The collective magnetic vocabulary runs from boogie to expatiate and includes five languages (including Yiddish).
Given the chance to expatiate on musica ficta (a topic Sherman avoided with Phillips), Hillier finesses the questions by turning the responsibility over to the editor.
In 'A New Tramp Abroad' the observation seems more important than the commentary which follows it; nowhere does Sargeson expatiate on 'all creation' (8) as he does in Never Enough (1977).
Earnest partisans of various of the 36 sites under consideration for the SSC buttonholed passersby in corridors to expatiate on the scenic, educational and commercial virtues of their neighborhoods.