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Definition 1: become wider - [verb of change]

Samples where dilate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His pupils were dilated

Synonyms for dilate in the sense of this definition

(dilate is a kind of ...) become broader or wider or more extensive

"The road widened"

Definition 2: add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing - [verb of communication]

Samples where dilate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation

Synonyms for dilate in the sense of this definition

(dilate is a kind of ...) make clear and (more) comprehensible

"clarify the mystery surrounding her death"

(... is a kind of dilate ) provide details for

(... is a kind of dilate ) state

"set forth one's reasons"

(... is a kind of dilate ) clarify by giving an example of

(... is a kind of dilate ) be specific about

"Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"

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