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English verb: explicate

1. explicate (communication) make plain and comprehensible

SamplesHe explained the laws of physics to his students.

ExamplesSam and Sue explicate the movie


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)inform

Narrower (hyponym)account for, clarify, clear up, comment, elucidate, interpret, naturalize, rede

2. explicate (communication) elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses

SamplesCould you develop the ideas in your thesis.

Synonymsdevelop, formulate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)conjecture, hypothecate, hypothesise, hypothesize, speculate, suppose, theorise, theorize

Narrower (hyponym)mature, redevelop, reformulate

Verb groupacquire, develop, develop, evolve

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