HyperDic: clarify

English > 2 senses of the word clarify:
VERBcommunicationclarify, clear up, elucidatemake clear and (more) comprehensible
changeclarifymake clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating
clarify > pronunciation
Soundskleh'rahfay.
Rhymesacidify ... vilify: 78 rhymes with fay...
English > clarify: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningmake clear and (more) comprehensible.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"clarify the mystery surrounding her death"
Synonymsclear up, elucidate
Narrowerclear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidatemake free from confusion / confusion or ambiguity
demystifymake less mysterious or remove the mystery from
disambiguatestate unambiguously or remove ambiguities from
elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilateadd details, as to an account or idea
Broaderexplain, explicatemake plain and comprehensible
Oppositeobfuscatemake obscure or unclear
Spanishaclarar, clarificar, dilucidar, elucidar, esclarecer, explicar
Catalanaclarir, clarificar, dilucidar, elucidar, esclarir
Nounsclarificationan interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding
English > clarify: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "clarify the butter"
  • "clarify beer"
Categorycooking, cookery, preparationThe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishaclarar, clarificar, dilucidar
Catalanaclarir, clarificar, dilucidar
Nounsclarificationthe act of removing solid particles from a liquid / liquid

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