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VERB (3)

1. make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear;
- Example: "Could you clarify these remarks?"
- Example: "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
[syn: clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate]

2. cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form;
- Example: "crystallize minerals"
[syn: crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise]

3. cause to take on a definite and clear shape;
- Example: "He tried to crystallize his thoughts"
[syn: crystallize, crystallise, crystalise, crystalize]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

crystallise v 1: make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault" [syn: clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate] 2: cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form; "crystallize minerals" [syn: crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise] 3: cause to take on a definite and clear shape; "He tried to crystallize his thoughts" [syn: crystallize, crystallise, crystalise, crystalize]