1 make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death" [syn: clarify, clear up] [ant: obfuscate]
2 make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault" [syn: clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate]
EtymologyFrom elucidare (perfect stem elucidat-).
to make clear
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