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elucidate

e·lu·ci·date

elucidate

 
pronunciation:
ih lu sih deIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: elucidated, elucidates, elucidating
definition: to make clear; clarify or explain.
Her feelings were so complex that she couldn't elucidate them to anyone else.The teacher elucidated the meaning and significance of the poem.
antonyms:
confuse
similar words:
clarify, exhibit, explain, get across, illuminate, interpret
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make something clear; explain; clarify.
He knew the simple answer to the question but he could not elucidate further.
similar words:
amplify, explain, interpret
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derivations: elucidative (adj.), elucidation (n.), elucidator (n.)
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