Definitions for clarifyˈklær əˌfaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

clar•i•fyˈklær əˌfaɪ(v.)-fied, -fy•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to make (an idea, statement, etc.) clear or intelligible; to free from ambiguity.

  2. to remove solid matter from (a liquid); to make into a clear or pellucid liquid.

    Category: Chemistry

  3. to free (the mind, intelligence, etc.) from confusion:

    to clarify one's thoughts.

  4. (v.i.)to become clear, pure, or intelligible.

Origin of clarify:

1350–1400; ME < MF clarifier < LL clārificāre= L clār(us)clear+ -i- -i-+-ficāre -fy

clar′i•fi`er(n.)

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. clarify(verb)ˈklær əˌfaɪ

    to make sth easier to understand

    to clarify the situation; The sergeant asked for clarification of his orders.

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

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


Translations for clarify

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

clarify(verb)

to make or become clear (in meaning etc)

Would you please clarify your last statement?

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