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synonyms for elucidate

  • clear up
  • decode
  • enlighten
  • exemplify
  • explicate
  • expound
  • get across
  • illuminate
  • annotate
  • clarify
  • clear
  • demonstrate
  • gloss
  • illustrate
  • interpret
  • prove
  • unfold
  • draw a picture
  • make perfectly clear
  • make plain
  • make see daylight
  • shed light on
  • spell out
  • throw light on
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antonyms for elucidate

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  • cloud
  • complicate
  • confuse
  • obscure
  • conceal
  • hide
  • distract
  • mix up
  • mystify
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To elucidate is to throw light on what before was dark and obscure, usually by illustration and commentary and sometimes by elaborate explanation: They asked him to elucidate his statement. To explain is to make plain, clear, or intelligible something that is not known or understood: to explain a theory or a problem. To expound is to give a methodical, detailed, scholarly explanation of something, usually Scriptures, doctrines, or philosophy: to expound the doctrine of free will. To interpret is to give the meaning of something by paraphrase, by translation, or by an explanation based on personal opinion: to interpret a poem or a symbol.

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To casually reinforce Carlson’s rhetoric, for whatever reason, in a hearing focused on actually elucidating the causes of migration from the region is jarring.
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The statements elucidate enslaved people’s hatred of slavery, actions for their own liberation and ability to bring a major colonial port city to a near-standstill.
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Now that the researchers have elucidated how different kinds of defects like wrinkles, domes, and holes impact the properties of these 2D materials, they’re working on ways to precisely pattern them to create more complex chips.
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Because the double pentagon and the dodecahedron are geometric cousins, the former’s high degree of symmetry can elucidate the structure of the latter.
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To elucidate this it is necessary to plunge into the jungle of pure economic theory.
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I was so happy at the opportunity to elucidate my motives to intelligent Americans,—and he was sleeping!
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Perhaps some of your correspondents would elucidate this singular oblation.
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WORDS RELATED TO ELUCIDATE

  • clarify
  • elucidate
  • explain
  • justify
  • resolve
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