clarify

[klar-uh-fahy]
verb (used with object), clarified, clarifying.
1.
to make (an idea, statement, etc.) clear or intelligible; to free from ambiguity.
2.
to remove solid matter from (a liquid); to make into a clear or pellucid liquid.
3.
to free (the mind, intelligence, etc.) from confusion; revive: The short nap clarified his thoughts.
verb (used without object), clarified, clarifying.
4.
to become clear, pure, or intelligible: The political situation clarified.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French clarifier < Late Latin clārificāre, equivalent to Latin clār(us) clear + -ificāre -ify

clarification, noun
clarifier, noun
nonclarification, noun
nonclarified, adjective
unclarified, adjective
unclarifying, adjective


1. explain, illuminate, elucidate, resolve.
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clarify (ˈklærɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  to make or become clear or easy to understand
2.  to make or become free of impurities
3.  to make (fat, butter, etc) clear by heating, etc, or (of fat, etc) to become clear as a result of such a process
 
[C14: from Old French clarifier, from Late Latin clārificāre, from Latin clārus clear + facere to make]
 
clarifi'cation
 
n
 
'clarifier
 
n

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clarify
early 14c., from O.Fr. clarifier, from L. clarificare "to make clear," from L. clarus "famous, clear" (from clarare) + root of facere "to make, do" (see factitious).
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Clarify definition

company
A software vendor, specialising in Customer Relationship Management software. Nortel Networks sold Clarify to Amdocs in 2002.
(http://amdocsclarify.com/).
(2003-06-20)
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Example sentences
To clarify this point, draw an arch on the board and point out the keystone.
What the article did not clarify is what happens after the target molecule is
  bound.
Rarely does he ask speech to do anything as simple as clarify a point or
  establish a character's motivation.
Some readers can take it as a small, quirky contribution aimed to clarify the
  literature on optimal income taxation.
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