Synonyms of elaborate in English:

elaborate


See definition of elaborate

adjective

1‘an elaborate political system’

SYNONYMS
complicated, detailed, intricate, complex, involved, tortuous, convoluted, serpentine, tangled, knotty, confusing, bewildering, baffling
painstaking, careful
inextricable, entangled, impenetrable, Byzantine, Daedalian, Gordian
rare involute, involuted
ANTONYMS

simple

2‘an elaborate plasterwork ceiling’

SYNONYMS
ornate, decorated, embellished, adorned, ornamented, fancy, over-elaborate, fussy, busy, ostentatious, extravagant, showy, baroque, rococo, florid, wedding-cake, gingerbread
informal flash, flashy
ANTONYMS

plain


verb

1‘both sides refused to elaborate on their reasons’

SYNONYMS
expand on, enlarge on, add to, flesh out, add flesh to, put flesh on the bones of, add detail to, expatiate on
supplement, reinforce, augment, extend, broaden, develop, fill out, embellish, enhance, amplify, refine, improve