Explicate meaning

ĕksplĭ-kāt
To make clear or explicit (something obscure or implied); explain fully.
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Explicate is defined as to analyze something to discover its meaning, or to develop something in further detail.

Analyzing a book to discover its meaning is an example of a time when you explicate.

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To make clear the meaning of; explain.
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To explain meticulously or in great detail; to elucidate; to analyze.

My homework is to explicate a poem.

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(obsolete) Evolved; unfolded.

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Origin of explicate

  • Latin explicāre explicāt- to unfold, explain ex- ex- plicāre to fold plek- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin explicāre, present active infinitive of explicō (“unfold", "to explain”).

    From Wiktionary