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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


Synonymsexplain


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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