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dilate

 
Verb dilate has 2 senses
  1. dilate, distend - become wider; "His pupils were dilated"
    --1 is one way to widen
    Derived forms: noun dilator1, noun dilator2, noun dilator3, noun dilation2, noun dilatation1, noun dilatation2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate - add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
    --2 is one way to clarify, clear up, elucidate
    Derived form: noun dilation1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s PP
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