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
Examples of clarify in a Sentence
Clarify that up front.
There are things that I have to clarify.
We urgently want to clarify the situation.
We would like to clarify that the Company is not aware of the source of this news item.
There are things that I have to clarify, there are things that I have to clarify as well.
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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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