Clarify meaning

klărə-fī
The definition of clarify is to make something more clear or easier to understand.

An example of to clarify is for a teacher to answer questions about a lesson.

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To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.
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To make clear by removing impurities or solid matter, as by heating gently or filtering.

Clarify butter.

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To clarify is defined as to purify a liquid to make it clear or to remove something.

An example of to clarify is cook butter and skim off the foam.

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(ergative) To grow clear or bright; to clear up.
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To make clear or easier to understand; elucidate.

Clarified her intentions.

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To clear of confusion or uncertainty.

Clarify the mind.

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To become clear.
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To make or become clear and free from impurities.
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To melt (butter) and remove the water and milk solids.
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To make or become easier to understand.

To clarify one's meaning.

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To make clear or bright by freeing from feculent matter; to defecate; to fine; -- said of liquids, as wine or syrup.
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(ergative) To grow or become clear or transparent; to become free from feculent impurities, as wine or other liquid under clarification.
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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