What does clarify mean?

Definitions for clarify
ˈklær əˌfaɪclar·i·fy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clarify, clear up, elucidateverb

    make clear and (more) comprehensible

    "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"

  2. clarifyverb

    make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating

    "clarify the butter"; "clarify beer"

Wiktionary

  1. clarifyverb

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

  2. clarifyverb

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

  3. clarifyverb

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

  4. clarifyverb

    To grow clear or bright; to clear up.

  5. clarifyverb

    To glorify.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To CLARIFYverb

    Etymology: clarifier, French.

    The apothecaries clarify their syrups by whites of eggs, beaten with the juices which they would clarify; which whites of eggs gather all the dregs and grosser parts of the juice to them; and after, the syrup being set on the fire, the whites of eggs themselves harden, and are taken forth. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.

    The will was then ductile and pliant to all the motions of right reason: it met the dictates of a clarified understanding half way. Robert South, Sermons.

    The Christian religion is the only means that God has sanctified, to set fallen man upon his legs again, to clarify his reason, and to rectify his will. Robert South, Sermons.

ChatGPT

  1. clarify

    To clarify means to make something more understandable or clear by explaining or elaborating further. It could involve removing or addressing any confusion, ambiguity, or uncertainty surrounding a particular subject or matter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clarifyverb

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

  2. Clarifyverb

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

  3. Clarifyverb

    to glorify

  4. Clarifyverb

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

  5. Clarifyverb

    to grow clear or bright; to clear up

  6. Etymology: [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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. clarify

    To provide perfect, easy, accurate, simple and specific inspiration, intuition or knowing.

    They did clarify how delighted they were with each others love and looking forward with joyful anticipation to their wedding.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 27, 2020  

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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

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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

Examples of clarify in a Sentence

  1. Angelino Alfano:

    We worked to save the right to circulate at Brenner, to clarify issues and avoid a crisis with Austria, there's no need for any kind of barrier at Brenner.

  2. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying:

    Some U.S. officials just want to shift the blame, actually, we dont want to fall into an argument with them, but faced with such repeated moral slander by them, I feel compelled to take some time and clarify the truth again.

  3. Ben Fanning:

    Clarify with your boss what the expectations are, a lot of times they haven't thought about it.

  4. Eugenia Zakrevska:

    I call on Mr. Manafort to clarify the allegations contained in the text messages and to contact us with any information he may have on those events.

  5. Donald Trump:

    It should have been obvious, i thought it would be obvious, but I would like to clarify just in case it wasn't.

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  • пречиствам се, изяснявам се, пречиствам, избистрям се, изяснявам, избистрямBulgarian
  • vyjasnit, objasnitCzech
  • klarlæggeDanish
  • pliklarigiEsperanto
  • aclarar, clarificarSpanish
  • شفاف‌سازی کردنPersian
  • selkeyttää, selkeytyä, seljetä, selventää, selvitäFinnish
  • הבהירHebrew
  • ڕوون کردنKurdish
  • whakamārama, whakamahukiMāori
  • verduidelijkenDutch
  • clarear, aclarar, clarificarPortuguese
  • ch'uyayachiyQuechua
  • clarificaRomanian
  • прояснить, чистить, проясниться, очищать, прояснятьRussian
  • klargöra, tydliggöra, förtydligaSwedish
  • స్పష్టీకరించుTelugu
  • çözmek, halletmek, temizlenmek, temizlemek, arınmak, arındırmakTurkish
  • clarifyUkrainian

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