Invent vs Elaborate - What's the difference?

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Invent is a synonym of elaborate.

As verbs the difference between invent and elaborate

is that invent is to design a new process or mechanism while elaborate is (used with'' on ''when used with an object ) to give further detail or explanation (about).

As an adjective elaborate is

highly complex, detailed, or sophisticated.




(en verb)
  • To design a new process or mechanism.
  • After weeks of hard work, I invented a new way to alphabetize matchbooks.
  • To create something fictional for a particular purpose.
  • I knew I had to invent an excuse, and quickly.
    We need a name to put in this form, so let's just invent one.
  • (obsolete) To come upon; to find; to find out; to discover.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene ,
  • Far off he wonders, what them makes so glad, / If Bacchus merry fruit they did inuent [...].


    * fangle * discover




    (en adjective)
  • Highly complex, detailed, or sophisticated.
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  • Intricate, fancy, flashy, or showy.
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  • *
  • *:The house was a big elaborate limestone affair, evidently new. Winter sunshine sparkled on lace-hung casement, on glass marquise, and the burnished bronze foliations of grille and door.
  • Verb

  • (used with'' on ''when used with an object ) To give further detail or explanation (about).
  • What do you mean you didn't come home last night? Would you care to elaborate ?
    Could you elaborate on the plot for your novel for me?