- Elucidate is defined as to make something clear.
An example of elucidate is for a student to explain why he has been behaving oddly.
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)