Invent vs Elaborate - What's the difference?
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.
To design a new process or mechanism.
To create something fictional for a particular purpose.
- After weeks of hard work, I invented a new way to alphabetize matchbooks.
- I knew I had to invent an excuse, and quickly.
(obsolete) To come upon; to find; to find out; to discover.
* 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , I.vi:
- We need a name to put in this form, so let's just invent one.
- Far off he wonders, what them makes so glad, / If Bacchus merry fruit they did inuent [...].
Highly complex, detailed, or sophisticated.
Intricate, fancy, flashy, or showy.
*: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.
(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?