elucidate

elucidate
I verb annotate, ascertain, bring out more clearly, cast light upon, clarify, clear of obscurity, clear up, comment upon, commentate, construe, decipher, decode, define, demonstrate, describe, detail, determine, disentangle, enlighten, enucleate, exemplify, explain, explanare, explicate, exponere, exposit, expound, find a clue, give an explanation, give an interpretation, illuminate, illustrate, interpret, interpretari, lay open, make apparent, make clear, make intelligible, make less confusing, make lucid, make plain, make sense of, make simple, make understandable, manifest, paraphrase, popularize, put in other words, ravel, rephrase, restate, shed light upon, simplify, solve, spell out, teach, throw light upon, translate, unfold, unravel, unriddle, unscramble, untangle II index argue, bear (adduce), characterize, clarify, comment, construe (translate), convey (communicate), define, demonstrate (establish), describe, detail (particularize), enlighten, exemplify, explain, explicate, exposit, expound, illustrate, instruct (teach), notice (observe), relate (tell), render (depict), resolve (solve), simplify (clarify), solve

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  • Elucidate — E*lu ci*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Elucidated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Elucidating}.] [LL. elucidatus, p. p. of elucidare; e + lucidus full of light, clear. See {Lucid}.] To make clear or manifest; to render more intelligible; to illustrate; as, an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elucidate — 1560s, perhaps via M.Fr. élucider (15c.) or directly from L.L. elucidatus, pp. of elucidare make clear, from ex out, away (see EX (Cf. ex )) + lucidus clear (see LUCID (Cf. lucid)). Related: Elucidated; elucidates; …   Etymology dictionary

  • elucidate — interpret, construe, expound, *explain, explicate Analogous words: illustrate, *exemplify: demonstrate, *prove …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • elucidate — [v] explain in detail annotate, clarify, clear, clear up, decode, demonstrate, draw a picture*, enlighten, exemplify, explicate, expound, get across*, gloss, illuminate, illustrate, interpret, make perfectly clear, make plain, make see daylight* …   New thesaurus

  • elucidate — ► VERB ▪ make clear; explain. DERIVATIVES elucidation noun elucidatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin elucidare make clear …   English terms dictionary

  • elucidate — [ə lo͞o′sə dāt΄, ilo͞o′sə dāt΄] vt., vi. elucidated, elucidating [< LL elucidatus, pp. of elucidare, to make light or clear < L e , out + lucidus: see LUCID] to make clear (esp. something abstruse); explain SYN. EXPLAIN elucidation n.… …   English World dictionary

  • elucidate — [[t]ɪlu͟ːsɪdeɪt[/t]] elucidates, elucidating, elucidated VERB If you elucidate something, you make it clear and easy to understand. [FORMAL] [V n] Haig went on to elucidate his personal principle of war... There was no need for him to elucidate.… …   English dictionary

  • elucidate — UK [ɪˈluːsɪdeɪt] / US [ɪˈlusɪˌdeɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms elucidate : present tense I/you/we/they elucidate he/she/it elucidates present participle elucidating past tense elucidated past participle elucidated formal to make… …   English dictionary

  • elucidate — verb ( dated; dating) Etymology: Late Latin elucidatus, past participle of elucidare, from Latin e + lucidus lucid Date: circa 1568 transitive verb to make lucid especially by explanation or analysis < elucidate a text > intransitive verb to give …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • elucidate — verb Elucidate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑nature, ↑role …   Collocations dictionary

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