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1. [v] 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"

opposite words

1. [v] abridge

2. [v] foreshorten

3. [v] abbreviate

4. [v] shorten

5. [v] cut

6. [v] contract

7. [v] reduce

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