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English verb: clarify

1. clarify (communication) make clear and (more) comprehensible


SamplesClarify the mystery surrounding her death.


Synonymsclear up, elucidate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)explain, explicate


Narrower (hyponym)clear, clear up, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, demystify, dilate, disambiguate, elaborate, elucidate, enlarge, enlighten, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, illuminate, lucubrate, shed light on, sort out, straighten out


Antonymsobfuscate

2. clarify (change) make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating


SamplesClarify the butter.
Clarify beer.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation









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