Translation of elaborate in Spanish:


complicado, adj.

Pronunciation: /ɪˈlab(ə)rət//əˈlæb(ə)rət/


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    (design/decoration/hairstyle) complicado
    (decoration/design/hairstyle) intrincado
    (design/decoration/hairstyle) muy elaborado
    • Archaeologists still debate why communities would have gone to such lengths to create these elaborate structures, even if they housed local elite families.
    • Security precautions were elaborate in the extreme.
    • Narrators, for example, often provided elaborate details about the persons and locations involved in fairy stories.
    • Rather than bore you with elaborate detail, I will simply sketch out in brief outline how the system would work.
    • Doorways, gates, and windows are carved with elaborate designs.
    • Death is one of the most important events in society and is marked by most ethnic groups and religions by elaborate and lengthy funeral observances that involve the whole community.
    • In the case of this project, some of the students had made elaborate drawings with intricate details.
    • On the night of the festival, people are expected to go to the streets to appreciate varying sorts of elaborate and brightly decorated lanterns, an often unforgettable experience.
    • The mainstays of the children's bedrooms up and down the country were on display too: teddy bears in their hundreds, dolls in elaborate boxes and puzzles designed to stretch young minds.
    • Though the book's elaborate details might make slow going for many readers, it will serve as a valuable resource for scholars and political activists.
    • She looked as imperious and haughty as ever; her graying blue-silver hair swept up into an intricate coif, the elaborate detail of its design matching even her extravagant evening gown.
    • For example, many firms operate elaborate security arrangements which look good but are actually useless.
    • There were some matters the tribunal did not refer to although they could have, and some minor errors in relation to the details of this elaborate and complicated scheme.
    • And I think that's why he takes such elaborate security precautions.
    • After having done a series of simple, effective bookjackets for the bestselling crime writer, Chris was suddenly asked for an altogether more elaborate design.
    • This travel involves elaborate planning and discussions about eating.
    • The elaborate design, praised at its inception, now is being blamed for ballooning costs and several delays.
    • A very elaborate stage design will be adopted, costing US $2 million.
    • Columns supporting the roof were inlaid with elaborate, seemingly aimless designs; tantalizingly intricate, almost gaudy.
    • The buildings were all made of white stone, built carefully with elaborate details, as if every family lived in a miniature castle.
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    (arrangements/plan) minucioso
    (arrangements/plan) detallado
    in elaborate detail muy minuciosamente
    • Against lesser quarterbacks, expect more gap-shooting and elaborate designs involving the back seven.
    • He took his pipe from his mouth and gave an elaborate yawn, which seemed to take him by surprise.
    • ‘That sounds good,’ Cici said with an elaborate yawn, and laid her head on the side of the car.
    • Police say the device would not have exploded as there was no detonator attached and are describing the incident as an elaborate hoax designed to cause fear.
    • So plans were formed and we arranged the elaborate car-hopscotch required to ensure that no-one would drive home drunk.
    • It is an elaborate, extravagant and bloated undertaking that not only throws in the kitchen sink but the fire extinguisher, too.
    • Sexual selection theory has proved extremely successful in explaining male ornaments, such as elaborate vocal and visual displays.
    • Faking an elaborate yawn, I sneak a glance over my shoulder just in time to see her naked back as she leaves.
    • The big summit meetings are elaborate rituals, ostentatious shows of power that reinforce the entitlement and authority of the bodies they represent.
    • He didn't just make a mistake on the date; he told the story in elaborate detail.
    • Or is this an elaborate hoax designed to generate interest in a book deal?
    • Maybe I'll find tomorrow, I live in hope, that the BBC article was just some kind of elaborate wind-up…
    • How do I know this isn't some elaborate scam designed to prey on the emotions of someone with a terminal loved one?
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    (meal) de mucho trabajo
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    (excuse/joke) rebuscado

transitive verb

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    (plan/theory) elaborar
    (theory/plan) idear

intransitive verb

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    dar (más) detalles
    entrar en detalles
    entrar en explicaciones
    to elaborate on / upon sth explicar algo en mayor detalle