Clarify Definition

clarified, clarifies, clarifying
clarified, clarifies, clarifying
To melt (butter) and remove the water and milk solids.
Webster's New World
To clear of confusion or uncertainty.
Clarify the mind.
American Heritage
To make or become easier to understand.
To clarify one's meaning.
Webster's New World
To make or become clear and free from impurities.
Webster's New World
To make clear by removing impurities or solid matter, as by heating gently or filtering.
Clarify butter.
American Heritage

Origin of Clarify

  • Middle English clarifien from Old French clarifier from Late Latin clārificāre Latin clārus clear clear Latin -ficāre -fy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French clarifier, from Latin clarificare; clarus (“clear”) + facere (“make”).

    From Wiktionary

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