What does clarify mean?

Definitions for clarify
ˈklær əˌfaɪclar·i·fy

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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.

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

  2. clarify(Verb)

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

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

  3. clarify(Verb)

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

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

  4. clarify(Verb)

    To grow clear or bright; to clear up.

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

  5. clarify(Verb)

    To glorify.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Clarify(verb)

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

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

  3. Clarify(verb)

    to glorify

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

  4. Clarify(verb)

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

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

  5. Clarify(verb)

    to grow clear or bright; to clear up

    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  

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

How to pronounce clarify?

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    Karen
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How to say clarify in sign language?

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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. Richard Burr:

    The committee looks forward to receiving testimony from the former director on his role in the development of the intelligence community assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 US elections, and I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media.

  2. European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc:

    A toll system can only be compliant with European law if it respects the fundamental treaty principle of non-discrimination, we have serious doubts that this is the case in the final text of the relevant German laws. We are now acting swiftly to clarify these doubts through an infringement procedure in the interest of EU citizens.

  3. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence:

    There was never any intention in this law to create a license to discriminate and we'll clarify that in the days ahead, it's important to me in this process and we'll do it in legislation.

  4. Larry Hernandez:

    As you well know, I am a person who has always been honest and hard-working, showing my face in any situation, that is why I am asking you to be patient. As soon as I can I will respond and clarify any doubts about it.

  5. Sirpa Paatero:

    We now need to clarify the company's operating model... and introduce the necessary changes.

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Translations for clarify

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  • пречиствам, избистрям се, изяснявам се, пречиствам се, избистрям, изяснявамBulgarian
  • objasnit, vyjasnitCzech
  • klarlæggeDanish
  • 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
  • з'ясуватиUkrainian

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