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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb clarify:
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Definition of the verb clarify
What does clarify mean as a doing word?
Clarify is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.
verb - inflections: clarified
- make clear and (more) comprehensible
- example: clarify the mystery surrounding her death
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonyms of clarify: clear up / elucidate
- antonym of clarify: obfuscate
- more generic words: explain / explicate = make plain and comprehensible
- more specific terms:
- demystify = make less mysterious or remove the mystery from
- straighten out / shed light on / crystallise / crystallize / crystalise / crystalize / illuminate / elucidate / enlighten / clear up / sort out / clear = make free from confusion or ambiguity
- elaborate / expatiate / flesh out / lucubrate / enlarge / exposit / expound / dilate / expand = add details, as to an account or idea
- disambiguate = state unambiguously or remove ambiguities from
- make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating
Alternative definition of the verb clarify
- To make clear or bright by freeing from feculent matter; to defecate; to fine; -- said of liquids, as wine or syrup.
- To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.
- To grow or become clear or transparent; to become free from feculent impurities, as wine or other liquid under clarification.
- To grow clear or bright; to clear up.
- [obsolete] To glorify.
"Clarify" is a musical album of Sanctum.
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Clarify
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Essays on Classic Works from Plato to Martin Luther King, Jr. by J. Ward Regan
The first point to clarify is that a work is not “great” simply because it is popular or because we (personally) like it. “Great” in the literary and historical context means a text with unusual artistic or literary merit, daring political or philosophical ...
Applications to Real Experiments by R. Mead, S. G. Gilmour, A. Mead
The first point to clarify is that there are many different forms of objective for an experiment. Some experiments are concerned with the determination of optimal operating conditions for some chemical or biological process. Others are intended ...
Nature and Social Theory (2002)
by Adrian Franklin
The first thing to clarify is that realists come ...
Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics (2012)
by Peter C. Hughes
The only remaining point to clarify is the uniqueness of a and o, given C. It is plain that there is a one-to-one correspondence between C and the orientation of .961, with respect to 2,. It is equally clear from (22) that there is a unique rotation ...
by Oran Tkatchov, Michele Pollnow
One thing to clarify is that the ...
Pro Android 2 (2010)
by Sayed Hashimi, Satya Komatineni, Dave MacLean
One more point to clarify is the use of transformation matrices. Every time glDrawElements() is called it uses a specific transformation matrix. If we were to change this to alter the position of the figure (or any other aspect of the figure) we would ...
by Ken McMahon
Clarify is a one-button filter used to add a quick bump in contrast and image sharpness. Most times this works well; however, for total control you have to use the perversely named Unsharp Mask filter. What this does is apply a selected contrast ...
by Henry Philippsborn
d Klärung f der Lösung f clarification f de la solution p clarificação f da solução clarify v a suspension (Prod.) (Fine chemical technology; e.g. by filtration – not by decantation.) eine Suspension klären clarifier une suspension clarificar uma ...
by Teresa L. Thompson
Clarify themeaning ofevaluation. A seventh principle flows fromthe previous, affirming the need for public health practitioners and academic health communicators to clarify the meaning of evaluation. Sometimes,the two collaborators will ...
by W. George Scarlett
To clarify the expectations, for example, a teacher assists students on how to collaboratively build a community to support classroom management. This collaborative classroom community facilitates the accomplishment of unified C D 5.
by Chris Baldick
It offers instead to clarify those twelve hundred terms that are most likely to cause the student or general reader some doubt or bafflement in the context of literary criticism and other discussion of literary works. Rather than include for the sake ...
by Paul J. Lavrakas
Under conversational interviewing procedures, interviewers are allowed to ask respondents if they did not understand a question and provide unscripted feedback to clarify the meaning of questions as necessary. Conversational interviewing ...
Mongolian English Dictionary (2013)
to think over, toconsider, toreflect on,тунгааж олох to thinkout,to workout, тунгаанхэлэлцэх to clarify ТУНГААЦГҮЙ assured, selfconfident ТУНГАЛАГ 1. clear, transparent, ~ хоолой soprano, уран ~ хоолой coloratura soprano ...
A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)
by Richard Soule
by Norman Abjorensen, James C. Docherty
because of the strict criteria laid down by the court to establish such claims, and because further test cases were needed to clarify the legal boundaries of native title. In January 1994, the Paul Keating government enacted the Native Title Act, ...
Leadership Lexicon (2005)
by Bellingham Rick, Rick Bellingham, William O'Brien
Skill: Clarify the business value of opportunities or strategies. Action: • Proactively clarify the "business value" of specific opportunities or strategies with team members (e.g., ROI, margins, business impact). Skill: Get help from content experts.
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- GOPOversight asks Obama Administration to Clarify "Green Jobs" Definition
Fox News' Megyn Kelly covers the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing in which Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) asks Acting ...
- Clarify Meaning
Video shows what clarify means. To make clear or bright by freeing from feculent matter; to defecate; to fine; -- said of liquids, as wine or syrup.. To make clear; to ...
- Miriam wants to clarify the terminology 'accept'
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago asks The Columns property manager Benz Lim what constitutes a buyer accepting a unit.
- Clarify the Word Meaning with Examples Visual HS U S History
- SHORT EXPLANATION TO CLARIFY SOME ITEMS AND CUTTING GROVE IN SHELF
- Indiana lawmakers plan to clarify language in religious freedom law
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Quotes about Clarify
I see only defects because I'm not following the scene as it were. I'm not following the other person. It's like the best thing to clarify this is the theater. (Omar Sharif)
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Scrabble value of C3L1A1R1I1F4Y4
The value of this 7-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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