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Definition of expatiate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

expatiate

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verb
BrE BrE//ɪkˈspeɪʃieɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈspeɪʃieɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they expatiate
BrE BrE//ɪkˈspeɪʃieɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈspeɪʃieɪt//
 
he / she / it expatiates
BrE BrE//ɪkˈspeɪʃieɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈspeɪʃieɪts//
 
past simple expatiated
BrE BrE//ɪkˈspeɪʃieɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈspeɪʃieɪtɪd//
 
past participle expatiated
BrE BrE//ɪkˈspeɪʃieɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈspeɪʃieɪtɪd//
 
-ing form expatiating
BrE BrE//ɪkˈspeɪʃieɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈspeɪʃieɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘roam freely’): from Latin exspatiari ‘move beyond one's usual bounds’, from ex- ‘out, from’ + spatiari ‘to walk’ (from spatium ‘space’). Phrasal Verbsexpatiate on something
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: expatiate

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