An example of elucidate is for a student to explain why he has been behaving oddly.
Origin of elucidate; from 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 &emacron;l&umacron;cidare, &emacron;l&umacron;cidat- : Latin &emacron;-, ex-, intensive pref.; see ex– + Latin l&umacron;cidus, bright (from l&umacron;c&emacron;re, 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”)