from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make clear or easier to understand; elucidate: clarified her intentions.
- transitive v. To clear of confusion or uncertainty: clarify the mind.
- transitive v. To make clear by removing impurities or solid matter, as by heating gently or filtering: clarify butter.
- intransitive v. To become clear.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make clear or bright by freeing from feculent matter; to defecate; to fine; -- said of liquids, as wine or syrup.
- v. To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.
- v. To grow or become clear or transparent; to become free from feculent impurities, as wine or other liquid under clarification.
- v. To grow clear or bright; to clear up.
- v. To glorify.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To grow or become clear or transparent; to become free from feculent impurities, as wine or other liquid under clarification.
- intransitive v. To grow clear or bright; to clear up.
- transitive v. To make clear or bright by freeing from feculent matter; to defecate; to fine; -- said of liquids, as wine or sirup.
- transitive v. To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.
- transitive v. To glorify.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To glorify.
- To make clear; especially, purify from feculent matter; defecate; fine: applied particularly to liquors: as, to clarify wine or saccharine syrup. See clarification.
- To brighten; purify; make clear, in a figurative sense; free from obscurities or defects; render luminous; render intelligent or intelligible.
- To grow or become clear or free from feculent matter; become pure, as liquors: as, cider clarifies by fermentation.
- To become clear intellectually; grow clear or perspicuous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating
- v. make clear and (more) comprehensible
What David has failed to clarify is that what he means by "working rifle" is that you have to "work your a@# off" to buy one!
If you're going to approach front loading as an engineering problem, the first thing you need to clarify is whether there's any engineering differences to look for between a normal mindless variation and a front loaded variation.
One writer, however, Mr Harry Stuart, has made a little book called We Have Kept the Faith, where, though one finds no perfect poem, one finds constant beauty of metaphor and strangeness of thought, and so no lucky accident but a personality.289 Will his expression clarify, his music grow strong and confident, or will his promise remain unfulfilled?
Just to clarify, the Russian word “negr” simply means a black person, someone of negroid race.
What he neglects to clarify is that we, as members of the armed forces, are sworn to do more than simply obey; we are sworn to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
One thing I wanted to clarify is that the attack does not require the attacker to have any physical proximity to the victim.
The only detail I would like to clarify is that there was no "stylising" whatsoever of the archival Super 8mm or vintage home video footage that was found and used in the film.
September 30th, 2005 at 11: 33 am sorry to sound like homer simpson, but just to clarify is Winmx no longer available free.
(According to reports, the White House has expressed displeasure with Paterson's remarks which the Governor has since sought to "clarify" -- albeit not very convincingly.)
What it doesn’t clarify is punitive infringement fines for personal infringement.
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