An example of elucidate is for a student to explain why he has been behaving oddly.
intransitive verb-·dat·ed, -·dat·ing
Origin of elucidatefrom Late Latin elucidatus, past participle of elucidare, to make light or clear from Classical Latin e-, out + lucidus: see lucid
verbe·lu·ci·dat·ed, e·lu·ci·dat·ing, e·lu·ci·dates
Origin of elucidateLate Latin ēlūcidāre ēlūcidāt-Latin ē-, ex- intensive pref. ; see ex- . Latin lūcidus bright ( from lūcēre to shine ; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.)
(third-person singular simple present elucidates, present participle elucidating, simple past and past participle elucidated)
From Late Latin elucidatus, past participle of elucidō (“clarify”), from Latin ex- and lucidus (“clear”)