To clarify is defined as to purify a liquid to make it clear or to remove something.(verb)
An example of to clarify is cook butter and skim off the foam.
The definition of clarify is to make something more clear or easier to understand.(verb)
An example of to clarify is for a teacher to answer questions about a lesson.
See clarify in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME clarifien < OFr clarifier < LL(Ec) clarificare, to make illustrious < L clarus, famous, clear + facere, to make, do
See clarify in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb clar·i·fied, clar·i·fy·ing, clar·i·fies verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English clarifien
Origin: , from Old French clarifier
Origin: , from Late Latin clārificāre
Origin: : Latin clārus, clear; see clear
Origin: + Latin -ficāre, -fy.
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