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explicate

ex·pli·cate

explicate

 
 
pronunciation:
ek splih keIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: explicated, explicates, explicating
definition: to make clear or explain completely.
He knew he had to do this, but he could not explicate the reason.
similar words:
exhibit, explain, expound, get across, illuminate, show
derivation: explicator (n.)
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The word explicate contains the following part: