Search Result for "clarify":
1. make clear and (more) comprehensible;
- Example: "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"
[syn: clarify, clear up, elucidate]
2. make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating;
- Example: "clarify the butter"
- Example: "clarify beer"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Clarify \Clar"i*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clarified; p. pr. & vb. n. Clarifying.] [F. clarifier, from L. clarificare; clarus clear + facere to make. See Clear, and Fact.] 1. To make clear or bright by freeing from feculent matter; to defecate; to fine; -- said of liquids, as wine or sirup. "Boiled and clarified." --Ure. [1913 Webster] 2. To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate. [1913 Webster] To clarify his reason, and to rectify his will. --South. [1913 Webster] 3. To glorify. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Fadir, clarifie thi name. --Wyclif (John ii. 28). [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Clarify \Clar"i*fy\, v. i. 1. To grow or become clear or transparent; to become free from feculent impurities, as wine or other liquid under clarification. [1913 Webster] 2. To grow clear or bright; to clear up. [1913 Webster] Whosoever hath his mind fraught with many thoughts, his wits and understanding do clarify and break up in the discoursing with another. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
95 Moby Thesaurus words for "clarify": account for, allegorize, analyze, bolt, break down, clean, cleanse, clear, clear up, crack, decipher, decrassify, define, delineate, demonstrate, demythologize, depurate, disembroil, disentangle, disintricate, disinvolve, distill, edulcorate, elucidate, elute, enlighten, essentialize, euhemerize, exemplify, explain, explain away, explicate, exposit, expound, extract, filter, filtrate, formulate, get across, get over, give reason for, give the meaning, illuminate, illustrate, leach, lixiviate, make clear, make it clear, make plain, percolate, popularize, purify, put across, put over, rationalize, ravel, rectify, refine, screen, separate, shed light upon, show, show how, show the way, sieve, sift, simplify, solve, sort out, spell out, spiritualize, straighten out, strain, sublimate, sublime, throw light upon, try, unbraid, unclutter, uncoil, unfold, unknot, unlock, unmix, unravel, unscramble, unsnarl, untangle, unthread, untwine, untwist, unweave, unwind, vulgarize, winnow