Then, a majority of voters on the first round chose Hamid Karzai, and it seemed a clarifying and unifying moment.
The aim of Sex Week—composed of nearly 30 events—was to provide students with “clarifying experiences” on sex.
We long for the clarifying crisis because the response to it is clear and direct.
early 14c., "make illustrious, make known," from Old French clarifiier "clarify, make clear, explain" (12c.), from Late Latin clarificare "to make clear," also "to glorify," from Latin clarificus "brilliant," from clarus "clear, distinct" (see clear (adj.)) + root of facere "to make, do" (see factitious).
Meaning "make clear, purify" is from early 15c. in English; intransitive sense of "grow or become clear" is from 1590s. Figurative sense of "to free from obscurity" is from 1823. Related: Clarified; clarifying.