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Meaning & Definition of Dilate in English

English

Dilate

/daɪlet/

verb

1. Become wider

  • "His pupils were dilated"
    synonym:
  • dilate
  • ,
  • distend

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • elaborate
  • ,
  • lucubrate
  • ,
  • expatiate
  • ,
  • exposit
  • ,
  • enlarge
  • ,
  • flesh out
  • ,
  • expand
  • ,
  • expound
  • ,
  • dilate