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explicate

[ek-spli-keyt] /ˈɛk splɪˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), explicated, explicating.
1.
to make plain or clear; explain; interpret.
2.
to develop (a principle, theory, etc.).
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin explicātus unfolded, set forth, past participle of explicāre, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + plicāre to fold; see -ate1
Related forms
explicator, noun
reexplicate, verb (used with object), reexplicated, reexplicating.
unexplicated, adjective
well-explicated, adjective
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  • These are fundamental professionalism issues, and they cannot be fully explicated nor resolved in the space of this paragraph.
  • There are many elements in this narrative that need to be explicated.
  • Finally, the implications for early childhood professionals are explicated and briefly discussed.
  • Presuppositions underlying the arguments are explicated.
  • Describes how the use of these models became more explicated over time and developed into the notion of emergent models.
  • Small sample size and self-explicated retention data are the limitations of this study.
  • Although research has revealed several noteworthy risk indicators, few risk mechanisms have been explicated.
British Dictionary definitions for explicated

explicate

/ˈɛksplɪˌkeɪt/
verb (transitive) (formal)
1.
to make clear or explicit; explain
2.
to formulate or develop (a theory, hypothesis, etc)
Derived Forms
explicative (ɪkˈsplɪkətɪv), explicatory (ɪkˈsplɪkətərɪ; -trɪ) adjective
explicator, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin explicāre to unfold, from plicāre to fold
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Word Origin and History for explicated

explicate

v.

1530s, from Latin explicatus, past participle of explicare "unfold, unravel, explain" (see explicit).

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