Definition for clarify

verb as in explain, make clear

verb as in purify

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He clarified that he wasn’t talking about “the Al Capone situation, where you have someone who committed countless crimes and you decide to prosecute him for only the clearest violation that carries a sufficient penalty.”

From Vox

On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee made public a seven-page supplement drafted by the whistleblower’s counsel to clarify what Murphy alleged — and it’s still troubling.

From Vox

This story has been updated to clarify the nature of ADP TotalSource.

From Fortune

As scientists get closer to understanding how the brain operates, they’re going to be able to start clarifying those limits in totally new ways.

District spokesman Manny Rubio clarified after publication that she will not receive any payout, beyond what she earns while on paid leave.

Editor's Note: This story had been amended to clarify Jeffrey Wright's Naval service.

If this is what Congress intended, all that is needed is for Congress to clarify that expressly.

He then abruptly departed for reasons that the school declines to clarify.

She refused to criticize the group by name or clarify whether she believed that ethnic Koreans had special privileges.

We tried to contact Santorum to clarify his meaning and did not hear back.

Klarúha ang puntu sa buut mung ipasabut, Clarify the point that you want to make.

Just a routine checkup to clarify some points we're interested in.

Most of the post-cranial features do not help to clarify relationships.

If we should, however, thus enlarge the scope of our inquiry, we should increase but not clarify our problems.

After it has been strained, to-morrow, we shall clarify it in order to show the process, which is very simple.


On this page you'll find 89 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to clarify, such as: analyze, clear up, define, formulate, interpret, and resolve.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.