- Elucidate is defined as to make something clear.
An example of elucidate is for a student to explain why he has been behaving oddly.
elucidate definition by Webster's New World
elucidate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb e·lu·ci·dat·ed, e·lu·ci·dat·ing, e·lu·ci·dates verb, transitive
Origin: Late Latin ēlūcidāre, ēlūcidāt- : Latin ē-, ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + Latin lūcidus, bright (from lūcēre, to shine; see leuk- in Indo-European roots).
- e·luˌci·daˈtion noun
- e·luˈci·daˌtive adjective
- e·luˈci·daˌtor noun