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Definition 1: make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating - [verb of change]

Samples where clarify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clarify the butter
  • clarify beer

(clarify is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(clarify belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 2: make clear and (more) comprehensible - [verb of communication]

Samples where clarify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clarify the mystery surrounding her death

Synonyms for clarify in the sense of this definition

(clarify is a kind of ...) make plain and comprehensible

"He explained the laws of physics to his students"

(... is a kind of clarify ) make less mysterious or remove the mystery from

"let's demystify the event by explaining what it is all about"

(... is a kind of clarify ) make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear

"Could you clarify these remarks?" "Clear up the question of who is at fault"

(... is a kind of clarify ) add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

"She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

(... is a kind of clarify ) state unambiguously or remove ambiguities from

"Can you disambiguate this statement?"

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