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CLARIFY (clarified)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does clarify mean? 

CLARIFY (verb)
  The verb CLARIFY has 2 senses:

1. make clear and (more) comprehensible
2. make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating

  Familiarity information: CLARIFY used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CLARIFY (verb)

Sense 1clarify [BACK TO TOP]


Make clear and (more) comprehensible

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


clarify; clear up; elucidate

Context example:

clarify the mystery surrounding her death

Hypernyms (to "clarify" is one way to...):

explain; explicate (make plain and comprehensible)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "clarify"):

demystify (make less mysterious or remove the mystery from)

clear; clear up; crystalise; crystalize; crystallise; crystallize; elucidate; enlighten; illuminate; shed light on; sort out; straighten out (make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear)

dilate; elaborate; enlarge; expand; expatiate; exposit; expound; flesh out; lucubrate (add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing)

disambiguate (state unambiguously or remove ambiguities from)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


obfuscate (make obscure or unclear)

Sense 2clarify [BACK TO TOP]


Make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context examples:

clarify the butter / clarify beer

Hypernyms (to "clarify" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Domain category:

cookery; cooking; preparation (the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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