American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify.
- v. To give an explanation that serves to clarify. See Synonyms at explain.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make clear or manifest; throw light upon; explain; render intelligible; illustrate: as, an experiment may elucidate a theory.
- Synonyms Expound, etc. (see explain); to unfold, clear up.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make clear or manifest; to render more intelligible; to illustrate.
- v. make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
- v. make clear and (more) comprehensible
- From Late Latin elucidatus, past participle of elucidō ("clarify"), from Latin ex- and lucidus ("clear") (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin ēlūcidāre, ēlūcidāt- : Latin ē-, ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + Latin lūcidus, bright (from lūcēre, to shine; see leuk- in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“And while there are brilliant lines scattered through these pieces Kael was always a fine, needling polemicist, it would probably take acres of footnotes to elucidate exactly what they were all arguing about.”
“As Mehlmann recalls: "children whose stories taught me about a side of teaching … that says more than university courses are required to elucidate.”
“However he did not elucidate on what action had been taken.”
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