Expatiate



[ik-spey-shee-eyt] /ɪkˈspeɪ ʃiˌeɪt/

verb (used without object), expatiated, expatiating.
1.
to enlarge in discourse or writing; be copious in description or discussion:
to expatiate upon a theme.
2.
Archaic. to move or wander about intellectually, imaginatively, etc., without restraint.
/ɪkˈspeɪʃɪˌeɪt/
verb (intransitive)
1.
foll by on or upon. to enlarge (on a theme, topic, etc) at length or in detail; elaborate (on)
2.
(rare) to wander about
v.

1530s, “walk about, roam freely,” from Latin expatiatus/exspatiatus, past participle of expatiari/exspatiari “wander, digress,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + spatiari “to walk, spread out,” from spatium (see space). Meaning “talk or write at length” is 1610s. Related: Expatiated; expatiating.

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