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English verb: elucidate

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


SamplesClarify the mystery surrounding her death.


Synonymsclarify, clear up


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. elucidate (cognition) make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear


SamplesCould you clarify these remarks?.
Clear up the question of who is at fault.


Synonymsclear, clear up, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, enlighten, illuminate, shed light on, sort out, straighten out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)clarify, clear up, elucidate









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