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1. clarify

verb. ['ˈklɛrəˌfaɪ'] make clear and (more) comprehensible.

Synonyms

  • crystallize
  • straighten out
  • illuminate
  • explicate
  • crystalize
  • sort out
  • demystify
  • lucubrate
  • expand
  • expatiate
  • flesh out
  • elucidate
  • exposit
  • crystalise
  • disambiguate
  • shed light on
  • crystallise
  • enlarge
  • enlighten
  • elaborate
  • dilate
  • explain
  • clear up
  • expound

Antonyms

  • mystify
  • obfuscate
  • unclear
  • ambiguous

Etymology

  • clarifier (French)
  • clarificare (Latin)

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Rhymes with Clarify

  • verify
  • terrify

Sentences with clarify


1. Verb, base form
To clarify understanding, summarize what was said.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
They clarify or give evidence to support the main point.

Quotes about clarify


1. There's no need to clarify my finger snap,"said Magnus. "The implication was clear in the snap itself.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

2. Look at a football field. It looks like a big movie screen. This is theatre. Football combines the strategy of chess. It's part ballet. It's part battleground, part playground. We clarify, amplify and glorify the game with our footage, the narration and that music, and in the end create an inspirational piece of footage.
- Steve Sabol

3. In working with top leaders and thought philosophers of our time, I will tell you that among their secrets of success is a regular practice of acknowledging and appreciating what they have. It can offer an oracle into the future because it not only tells you where you are, but it also helps clarify where you want to go in life.
- Jack Canfield

2. clarify

verb. ['ˈklɛrəˌfaɪ'] make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating.

Synonyms

  • change
  • alter

Antonyms

  • lose
  • indistinct
  • unclearness

Etymology

  • clarifier (French)
  • clarificare (Latin)
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