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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


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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