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clarify

clar·i·fy

clarify

 
 
pronunciation:
klae rih faI
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: clarified, clarifies, clarifying
definition 1: to make more understandable; make clear.
She clarified her objections to the plan.
synonyms:
elucidate, explain
antonyms:
confuse, muddy, obfuscate
similar words:
account, analyze, clear, define, demonstrate, describe, disclose, explicate, get across, illuminate, interpret, resolve, show, sort
definition 2: to remove impurities; render clearer.
This filter clarifies water.
synonyms:
clear, purify
similar words:
cleanse, filter, purge, rarefy, refine
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become clearer.
The confused political situation has clarified recently.
similar words:
clear, resolve
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derivations: clarification (n.), clarifier (n.)
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