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 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 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.
To clarify the methodology, we are measuring online sales in the U.S. of the Apple Watch.
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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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