To enlarge; to make bigger.
"The eye doctor put drops in my eye to dilate the pupil so he could see the nerve better."
To become wider or larger; to expand.
"His heart dilates and glories in his strength."
To speak largely and copiously; to dwell in narration; to enlarge; with "on" or "upon".
To use a dilator to widen the neovagina after transgender surgery.
misspelling of dilate
make or become wider, larger, or more open
"her eyes dilated with horror"
"the woman dilated her nostrils"
speak or write at length on (a subject)
"the faithful could hear the minister dilate on the role religion could play"
To expand; to distend; to enlarge or extend in all directions; to swell; - opposed to contract; as, the air dilates the lungs; air is dilated by increase of heat.
To enlarge upon; to relate at large; to tell copiously or diffusely.
To grow wide; to expand; to swell or extend in all directions.
To speak largely and copiously; to dwell in narration; to enlarge; - with on or upon.
"His pupils were dilated"
add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing;
"She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"