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e·lu·ci·date

 (ĭ-lo͞o′sĭ-dāt′)
v. e·lu·ci·dat·ed, e·lu·ci·dat·ing, e·lu·ci·dates
v.tr.
To make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify. See Synonyms at explain.
v.intr.
To explain or clarify something: She gave a one-word answer and refused to elucidate any further.

[Late Latin ēlūcidāre, ēlūcidāt- : Latin ē-, ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + Latin lūcidus, bright (from lūcēre, to shine; see leuk- in Indo-European roots).]

e·lu′ci·da′tion n.
e·lu′ci·da′tive adj.
e·lu′ci·da′tor n.

elucidate

(ɪˈluːsɪˌdeɪt)
vb
to make clear (something obscure or difficult); clarify
[C16: from Late Latin ēlūcidāre to enlighten; see lucid]
eˌluciˈdation n
eˈluciˌdative, eˈluciˌdatory adj
eˈluciˌdator n

e•lu•ci•date

(ɪˈlu sɪˌdeɪt)

v. -dat•ed, -dat•ing. v.t.
1. to make lucid or clear; explain.
v.i.
2. to provide clarification.
[1560–70; < Medieval Latin ēlūcidātus, past participle of ēlūcidāre to cause to shine, explain]
e•lu`ci•da′tion, n.
e•lu′ci•da`tive, adj.
e•lu′ci•da`tor, n.

elucidate


Past participle: elucidated
Gerund: elucidating

Imperative
elucidate
elucidate
Present
I elucidate
you elucidate
he/she/it elucidates
we elucidate
you elucidate
they elucidate
Preterite
I elucidated
you elucidated
he/she/it elucidated
we elucidated
you elucidated
they elucidated
Present Continuous
I am elucidating
you are elucidating
he/she/it is elucidating
we are elucidating
you are elucidating
they are elucidating
Present Perfect
I have elucidated
you have elucidated
he/she/it has elucidated
we have elucidated
you have elucidated
they have elucidated
Past Continuous
I was elucidating
you were elucidating
he/she/it was elucidating
we were elucidating
you were elucidating
they were elucidating
Past Perfect
I had elucidated
you had elucidated
he/she/it had elucidated
we had elucidated
you had elucidated
they had elucidated
Future
I will elucidate
you will elucidate
he/she/it will elucidate
we will elucidate
you will elucidate
they will elucidate
Future Perfect
I will have elucidated
you will have elucidated
he/she/it will have elucidated
we will have elucidated
you will have elucidated
they will have elucidated
Future Continuous
I will be elucidating
you will be elucidating
he/she/it will be elucidating
we will be elucidating
you will be elucidating
they will be elucidating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been elucidating
you have been elucidating
he/she/it has been elucidating
we have been elucidating
you have been elucidating
they have been elucidating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been elucidating
you will have been elucidating
he/she/it will have been elucidating
we will have been elucidating
you will have been elucidating
they will have been elucidating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been elucidating
you had been elucidating
he/she/it had been elucidating
we had been elucidating
you had been elucidating
they had been elucidating
Conditional
I would elucidate
you would elucidate
he/she/it would elucidate
we would elucidate
you would elucidate
they would elucidate
Past Conditional
I would have elucidated
you would have elucidated
he/she/it would have elucidated
we would have elucidated
you would have elucidated
they would have elucidated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.elucidate - make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"
demystify - make less mysterious or remove the mystery from; "let's demystify the event by explaining what it is all about"
crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, shed light on, sort out, crystallize, elucidate, illuminate, enlighten, straighten out, clear up, clear - make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
explain, explicate - make plain and comprehensible; "He explained the laws of physics to his students"
elaborate, expatiate, expound, lucubrate, dilate, flesh out, exposit, enlarge, expand - 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"
disambiguate - state unambiguously or remove ambiguities from; "Can you disambiguate this statement?"
2.elucidate - make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
clarify, clear up, elucidate - make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"

elucidate

verb clarify, explain, illustrate, interpret, make clear, unfold, illuminate, spell out, clear up, gloss, expound, make plain, annotate, explicate, shed or throw light upon He refused to elucidate the reasons for his decision.

elucidate

verb
To make clear or clearer:
Idiom: shed light on (or upon).
Translations
يُوَضِّح، يُفَسِّر
ozřejmit
forklaretydeliggøre
havainnollistaaselventäävalaista
skÿra
išaiškinimas
apgaismotizskaidrot

elucidate

[ɪˈluːsɪdeɪt] VTaclarar, elucidar

elucidate

[ɪˈluːsɪdeɪt] vt (= clarify) [+ facts, mystery] → élucider; [+ meaning] → expliquer

elucidate

vt texterklären; issueLicht werfen auf (+acc), → erhellen; situationerhellen; pointnäher ausführen; mysteryaufklären, aufhellen

elucidate

[ɪˈluːsɪˌdeɪt] vtdelucidare

elucidate

(iˈluːsideit) verb
to explain.
eˌluciˈdation noun
References in classic literature ?
And when the auditor had asserted his non-comprehension, he would proceed to elucidate by some new proposition, yet more appalling.
Another book I have which I call 'The Supplement to Polydore Vergil,' which treats of the invention of things, and is a work of great erudition and research, for I establish and elucidate elegantly some things of great importance which Polydore omitted to mention.
The time within which the power is to operate, "during the recess of the Senate," and the duration of the appointments, "to the end of the next session" of that body, conspire to elucidate the sense of the provision, which, if it had been intended to comprehend senators, would naturally have referred the temporary power of filling vacancies to the recess of the State legislatures, who are to make the permanent appointments, and not to the recess of the national Senate, who are to have no concern in those appointments; and would have extended the duration in office of the temporary senators to the next session of the legislature of the State, in whose representation the vacancies had happened, instead of making it to expire at the end of the ensuing session of the national Senate.
He broke off with a giggle into English: "Of course, I tell you this unoffeecialiv to elucidate political situation, Mister O'Hara.
The more outre and grotesque an incident is the more carefully it deserves to be examined, and the very point which appears to complicate a case is, when duly considered and scientifically handled, the one which is most likely to elucidate it.
If now we were to try to penetrate to the soul of Quasimodo through that thick, hard rind; if we could sound the depths of that badly constructed organism; if it were granted to us to look with a torch behind those non-transparent organs to explore the shadowy interior of that opaque creature, to elucidate his obscure corners, his absurd no-thoroughfares, and suddenly to cast a vivid light upon the soul enchained at the extremity of that cave, we should, no doubt, find the unhappy Psyche in some poor, cramped, and ricketty attitude, like those prisoners beneath the Leads of Venice, who grew old bent double in a stone box which was both too low and too short for them.
It was not a council of war, but, as it were, a council to elucidate certain questions for the Emperor personally.
I have it now before me; and though you could not, of course, peruse it with half the interest that I did, I know you would not be satisfied with an abbreviation of its contents, and you shall have the whole, save, perhaps, a few passages here and there of merely temporary interest to the writer, or such as would serve to encumber the story rather than elucidate it.
asked he, and gave him his hand, "there is much to clear up and elucidate between us, but already methinketh pure clear day is dawning.
They compose an ardent epistle, a declaration in fact, and they carry the letter upstairs themselves, so as to elucidate whatever might appear not perfectly intelligible in the letter.
Objective: "The aim of this proposal is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms and physiological relevance of death-receptor signaling in the nervous system and to harness this knowledge for the development of novel treatments to neurodegenerative diseases and neurotrauma.
This is because, since its foundation in 2000, the Duke Street-based firm Elucidate has been quietly blazing a trail in the revolutionary field of forensic animation, turning on its head the way mediation, litigation and court room cases are settled in this country.