elaborate-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: work out or give more details about/on something

Would you care to elaborate on that?
She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation.
The assessment also elaborates the plan for the next four years.
The minister said he was resigning, but refused to elaborate on his reasons for doing so.
My boss asked me to elaborate on my proposal.
This line of argument is elaborated with greater detail by H. Belting.

VerbNet: lecture-37.11-1-1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: elaborate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 4

Sense Number 2: develop, create, or produce with effort

The scientists have elaborated a new vaccine could prevent the majority of cases of cancer.
On my own chosen plot, I elaborated a building containing ten large apartments.
We elaborated a new theory of effective knowledge transfer.
The project elaborated a school magazine.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2