elucidate

  • 1 Elucidate — E*lu ci*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Elucidated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Elucidating}.] [LL. elucidatus, p. p. of elucidare; e + lucidus full of light, clear. See {Lucid}.] To make clear or manifest; to render more intelligible; to illustrate; as, an… …

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  • 2 elucidate — I verb annotate, ascertain, bring out more clearly, cast light upon, clarify, clear of obscurity, clear up, comment upon, commentate, construe, decipher, decode, define, demonstrate, describe, detail, determine, disentangle, enlighten, enucleate …

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  • 3 elucidate — 1560s, perhaps via M.Fr. élucider (15c.) or directly from L.L. elucidatus, pp. of elucidare make clear, from ex out, away (see EX (Cf. ex )) + lucidus clear (see LUCID (Cf. lucid)). Related: Elucidated; elucidates; …

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  • 4 elucidate — interpret, construe, expound, *explain, explicate Analogous words: illustrate, *exemplify: demonstrate, *prove …

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  • 5 elucidate — [v] explain in detail annotate, clarify, clear, clear up, decode, demonstrate, draw a picture*, enlighten, exemplify, explicate, expound, get across*, gloss, illuminate, illustrate, interpret, make perfectly clear, make plain, make see daylight* …

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  • 6 elucidate — ► VERB ▪ make clear; explain. DERIVATIVES elucidation noun elucidatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin elucidare make clear …

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  • 7 elucidate — [ə lo͞o′sə dāt΄, ilo͞o′sə dāt΄] vt., vi. elucidated, elucidating [< LL elucidatus, pp. of elucidare, to make light or clear < L e , out + lucidus: see LUCID] to make clear (esp. something abstruse); explain SYN. EXPLAIN elucidation n.… …

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  • 8 elucidate — [[t]ɪlu͟ːsɪdeɪt[/t]] elucidates, elucidating, elucidated VERB If you elucidate something, you make it clear and easy to understand. [FORMAL] [V n] Haig went on to elucidate his personal principle of war... There was no need for him to elucidate.… …

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  • 9 elucidate — UK [ɪˈluːsɪdeɪt] / US [ɪˈlusɪˌdeɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms elucidate : present tense I/you/we/they elucidate he/she/it elucidates present participle elucidating past tense elucidated past participle elucidated formal to make… …

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  • 10 elucidate — verb ( dated; dating) Etymology: Late Latin elucidatus, past participle of elucidare, from Latin e + lucidus lucid Date: circa 1568 transitive verb to make lucid especially by explanation or analysis < elucidate a text > intransitive verb to give …

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  • 11 elucidate — verb Elucidate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑nature, ↑role …

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  • 12 elucidate — verb Sherwood s diaries may help elucidate his motives Syn: explain, make clear, illuminate, throw/shed light on, clarify, clear up, sort out, unravel, spell out; interpret, explicate; gloss See note at clarify Ant: con …

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  • 13 Elucidate — …

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  • 14 elucidate — elucidation, n. elucidative, adj. elucidator, n. /i looh si dayt /, v., elucidated, elucidating. v.t. 1. to make lucid or clear; throw light upon; explain: an explanation that elucidated his recent strange behavior. v.i. 2. to provide… …

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  • 15 elucidate — verb /əˈluː.sɪ.deɪt/ To make clear; to clarify; to shed light upon. The business, however, though not perfectly elucidated by this speech, soon ceased to be a puzzle. Syn: explicate, illuminate See Also: lucid, lucidity …

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  • 16 elucidate — Synonyms and related words: account for, allegorize, annotate, clarify, clear, clear up, crack, decipher, demonstrate, demythologize, enlighten, euhemerize, exemplify, explain, explain away, explicate, exposit, expound, get across, get over, give …

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  • 17 elucidate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. clarify, illuminate, illustrate; explain, interpret. See interpretation. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. explain, interpret, illustrate, clarify; see explain . See Synonym Study at explain . III (Roget s 3 …

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  • 18 elucidate — e|lu|ci|date [ıˈlu:sıdeıt] v [I and T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Late Latin; Origin: elucidatus, past participle of elucidare to make clear ] formal to explain something that is difficult to understand by providing more information ▪ The full picture… …

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  • 19 elucidate — e|lu|ci|date [ ı lusı,deıt ] verb intransitive or transitive FORMAL to make something easier to understand by giving more information: CLARIFY …

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  • 20 elucidate — e·lu·ci·date || ɪ luːsɪdeɪt v. explain, clarify …

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