clarify, clear up, elucidate(verb)
make clear and (more) comprehensible
"clarify the mystery surrounding her death"
make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating
"clarify the butter"; "clarify beer"
To make clear or bright by freeing from feculent matter; to defecate; to fine; -- said of liquids, as wine or syrup.
To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.
To grow or become clear or transparent; to become free from feculent impurities, as wine or other liquid under clarification.
To grow clear or bright; to clear up.
Origin: From clarifier, from clarificare; clarus + facere.
to make clear or bright by freeing from feculent matter; to defecate; to fine; -- said of liquids, as wine or sirup
to make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate
to grow or become clear or transparent; to become free from feculent impurities, as wine or other liquid under clarification
to grow clear or bright; to clear up
Origin: [F. clarifier, from L. clarificare; clarus clear + facere to make. See Clear, and Fact.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'clarify' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4043
Rank popularity for the word 'clarify' in Verbs Frequency: #880
The numerical value of clarify in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of clarify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Iran has not provided any explanations that enable the agency to clarify the outstanding practical measures.
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.
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.
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.
Science would be ruined if (like sports) it were to put competition above everything else, and if it were to clarify the rules of competition by withdrawing entirely into narrowly defined specialties. The rare scholars who are nomads-by-choice are essential to the intellectual welfare of the settled disciplines.
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- пречиствам, избистрям се, изяснявам се, пречиствам се, избистрям, изяснявамBulgarian
- objasnit, vyjasnitCzech
- clarificar, aclararSpanish
- شفافسازی کردنPersian
- selkeyttää, seljetä, selventää, selvitä, selkeytyäFinnish
- ڕوون کردنKurdish
- whakamārama, whakamahukiMāori
- clarificar, aclarar, clarearPortuguese
- прояснять, прояснить, проясниться, очищать, чиститьRussian
- tydliggöra, förtydliga, klargöraSwedish
- arındırmak, halletmek, temizlemek, temizlenmek, çözmek, arınmakTurkish
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