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Containing a lot of careful detail or many detailed parts;
To add more information to or explain something that you have said
They're making the most elaborate preparations for the birthday party.
She came out with such an elaborate reason that I didn't quite believe her.
by Netesh Thukral June 13, 2006
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normally it would mean "add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing".

however, if one demands it forcefully.. it makes you sound like a crazy old fart.
Speaker: So basically --

Geyer: ELABORATE!

Speaker: Um, what do you mean, you didn't let me finish --

Geyer: What's "IMDB"?

Speaker: Okay, you're inter --

Geyer: WHY.

*finger points with his hand cocked*

Geyer: HEHEHEHEHEHE...
by rough kitty February 01, 2011
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