Expatiate vs Explicate - What's the difference?

expatiate | explicate |


In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between expatiate and explicate

is that expatiate is (obsolete) to expand; to spread; to extend; to diffuse; to broaden while explicate is (obsolete) evolved; unfolded.

As verbs the difference between expatiate and explicate

is that expatiate is to range at large, or without restraint while explicate is to explain meticulously or in great detail; to elucidate; to analyze.

As an adjective explicate is

(obsolete) evolved; unfolded.

expatiate

English

Verb

(expatiat)
  • To range at large, or without restraint.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Bids his free soul expatiate in the skies.
  • To write or speak at length; to be copious in argument or discussion, to descant.
  • *1851 ,
  • Now, as the business of standing mast-heads, ashore or afloat, is a very ancient and interesting one, let us in some measure expatiate here.
  • * Addison
  • He expatiated on the inconveniences of trade.
  • * 2007 , Clive James, Cultural Amnesia (Picador 2007, p. 847)
  • *:“It can't fly,” he expatiated . “It can move forward only by hopping.”
  • (obsolete) To expand; to spread; to extend; to diffuse; to broaden.
  • explicate

    English

    Verb

    (explicat)
  • To explain meticulously or in great detail; to elucidate; to analyze.
  • My homework is to explicate a poem.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Evolved; unfolded.
  • (Jeremy Taylor)
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