What does clarify mean?

Definitions for clarifyˈklær əˌfaɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word clarify.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. clarify, clear up, elucidate(verb)

    make clear and (more) comprehensible

    "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"

  2. clarify(verb)

    make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating

    "clarify the butter"; "clarify beer"

Wiktionary

  1. clarify(Verb)

    To make clear or bright by freeing from feculent matter; to defecate; to fine; -- said of liquids, as wine or syrup.

  2. clarify(Verb)

    To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.

  3. clarify(Verb)

    To grow or become clear or transparent; to become free from feculent impurities, as wine or other liquid under clarification.

  4. clarify(Verb)

    To grow clear or bright; to clear up.

  5. clarify(Verb)

    To glorify.

  6. Origin: From clarifier, from clarificare; clarus + facere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clarify(verb)

    to make clear or bright by freeing from feculent matter; to defecate; to fine; -- said of liquids, as wine or sirup

  2. Clarify(verb)

    to make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate

  3. Clarify(verb)

    to glorify

  4. Clarify(verb)

    to grow or become clear or transparent; to become free from feculent impurities, as wine or other liquid under clarification

  5. Clarify(verb)

    to grow clear or bright; to clear up

  6. Origin: [F. clarifier, from L. clarificare; clarus clear + facere to make. See Clear, and Fact.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clarify

    klar′i-fī, v.t. to make clear or pure.—v.i. to become clear:—pr.p. clar′ifying; pa.p. clar′ified.—ns. Clarificā′tion; Clar′ifier, that which clarifies or purifies. [L. clarus, clear, and facĕre, to make.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clarify' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4043

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clarify' in Verbs Frequency: #880

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clarify in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clarify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Yukiya Amano:

    Iran has not provided any explanations that enable the agency to clarify the outstanding practical measures.

  2. Thornton Wilder:

    The comic spirit is given to us in order that we may analyze, weigh, and clarify things in us which nettle us, or which we are outgrowing, or trying to reshape.

  3. Renae A. Sauter:

    Thank you to all the people who have triggered my issues. You have helped me clarify what they are, start the healing process and ultimately become a better person.

  4. Carl Lotus Becker:

    Generally speaking, men are influenced by books which clarify their own thought, which express their own notions well, or which suggest to them ideas which their minds are already predisposed to accept.

  5. Felix Patton:

    Analysis of the DNA of the rhinos will also be used to clarify which of the males is the sire of those rhinos born at Ziwa (Rhino Sanctuary) to ensure that no male is so dominant that there will be genetic problems in the future.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • пречиствам, избистрям се, изяснявам се, пречиствам се, избистрям, изяснявамBulgarian
  • objasnit, vyjasnitCzech
  • pliklarigiEsperanto
  • clarificar, aclararSpanish
  • شفاف‌سازی کردنPersian
  • selkeyttää, seljetä, selventää, selvitä, selkeytyäFinnish
  • הבהירHebrew
  • ڕوون کردنKurdish
  • whakamārama, whakamahukiMāori
  • verduidelijkenDutch
  • clarificar, aclarar, clarearPortuguese
  • ch'uyayachiyQuechua
  • clarificaRomanian
  • прояснять, прояснить, проясниться, очищать, чиститьRussian
  • tydliggöra, förtydliga, klargöraSwedish
  • స్పష్టీకరించుTelugu
  • arındırmak, halletmek, temizlemek, temizlenmek, çözmek, arınmakTurkish

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