Definition for EX-PA'TIATE

EX-PA'TIATE, v.i. [L. expatior; ex and spatior, to wander, to enlarge in discourse, spatium, space, probably allied to pateo, to open. Class Bd.]

  1. To move at large; to rove without prescribed limits; to wander in space without restraint. He bids his soul expatiate in the skies. Pope. Expatiate free o'er all this scene of man. Pope.
  2. To enlarge in discourse or writing; to be copious in argument or discussion. On important topics the orator thinks himself at liberty to expatiate.

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