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clar·i·fy

 (klăr′ə-fī′)
v. clar·i·fied, clar·i·fy·ing, clar·i·fies
v.tr.
1. To make clear or easier to understand; elucidate: clarified her intentions.
2. To clear of confusion or uncertainty: clarify the mind.
3. To make clear by removing impurities or solid matter, as by heating gently or filtering: clarify butter.
v.intr.
To become clear.

[Middle English clarifien, from Old French clarifier, from Late Latin clārificāre : Latin clārus, clear; see clear + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

clar′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
clar′i·fi′er n.

clarify

(ˈklærɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to make or become clear or easy to understand
2. to make or become free of impurities
3. (Cookery) to make (fat, butter, etc) clear by heating, etc, or (of fat, etc) to become clear as a result of such a process
[C14: from Old French clarifier, from Late Latin clārificāre, from Latin clārus clear + facere to make]
ˌclarifiˈcation n
ˈclariˌfier n

clar•i•fy

(ˈklær əˌfaɪ)

v. -fied, -fy•ing. v.t.
1. to make (an idea, statement, etc.) clear or intelligible; to free from ambiguity.
2. to remove solid matter from (a liquid); to make into a clear or pellucid liquid.
3. to free (the mind, intelligence, etc.) from confusion: to clarify one's thoughts.
v.i.
4. to become clear, pure, or intelligible.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French clarifier < Late Latin clārificāre= Latin clār(us) clear + -i- -i- + -ficāre -fy]
clar`i•fi•ca′tion, n.
clar′i•fi`er, n.

clarify

- To make clear by removing impurities or solid matter, as by heating gently; to purify butter by melting.
See also related terms for melting.

clarify


Past participle: clarified
Gerund: clarifying

Imperative
clarify
clarify
Present
I clarify
you clarify
he/she/it clarifies
we clarify
you clarify
they clarify
Preterite
I clarified
you clarified
he/she/it clarified
we clarified
you clarified
they clarified
Present Continuous
I am clarifying
you are clarifying
he/she/it is clarifying
we are clarifying
you are clarifying
they are clarifying
Present Perfect
I have clarified
you have clarified
he/she/it has clarified
we have clarified
you have clarified
they have clarified
Past Continuous
I was clarifying
you were clarifying
he/she/it was clarifying
we were clarifying
you were clarifying
they were clarifying
Past Perfect
I had clarified
you had clarified
he/she/it had clarified
we had clarified
you had clarified
they had clarified
Future
I will clarify
you will clarify
he/she/it will clarify
we will clarify
you will clarify
they will clarify
Future Perfect
I will have clarified
you will have clarified
he/she/it will have clarified
we will have clarified
you will have clarified
they will have clarified
Future Continuous
I will be clarifying
you will be clarifying
he/she/it will be clarifying
we will be clarifying
you will be clarifying
they will be clarifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been clarifying
you have been clarifying
he/she/it has been clarifying
we have been clarifying
you have been clarifying
they have been clarifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been clarifying
you will have been clarifying
he/she/it will have been clarifying
we will have been clarifying
you will have been clarifying
they will have been clarifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been clarifying
you had been clarifying
he/she/it had been clarifying
we had been clarifying
you had been clarifying
they had been clarifying
Conditional
I would clarify
you would clarify
he/she/it would clarify
we would clarify
you would clarify
they would clarify
Past Conditional
I would have clarified
you would have clarified
he/she/it would have clarified
we would have clarified
you would have clarified
they would have clarified

clarify

To make fats clear and free of impurities by heating and draining through a fine filter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.clarify - 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?"
obfuscate - make obscure or unclear
2.clarify - make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating; "clarify the butter"; "clarify beer"
cookery, cooking, preparation - 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"
alter, change, modify - 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

verb
1. explain, resolve, interpret, illuminate, clear up, simplify, make plain, elucidate, explicate, clear the air about, throw or shed light on A bank spokesman was unable to clarify the situation.
2. refine, cleanse, purify Clarify the butter by bringing it to a simmer in a small pan.

clarify

verb
1. To make clear or clearer:
Idiom: shed light on (or upon).
2. To make or become clear by the removal of impurities:
Translations
يُوْضِحُيُوَضِّح، يُفَسِّر
objasnitobjastnitvysvětlit
klargørepræcisere
selventääselvitäseljetäselkeyttääselkeytyä
pojasniti
skÿra
明らかにする
분명하게 하다
aiškinimaspaaiškinimas
izskaidrotnoskaidrot
pojasniti
klargöra
อธิบายให้ชัดเจน
làm rõ

clarify

[ˈklærɪfaɪ] VT
1. [+ statement etc] → aclarar, clarificar
2. [+ liquid, butter] → clarificar

clarify

[ˈklærɪfaɪ] vt
(= explain) → clarifier
[+ butter] → clarifier

clarify

vt
(= explain)klären, klarstellen; texterklären; statementnäher erläutern; the matter has now clarified itselfdie Sache hat sich jetzt geklärt
butter, sugarraffinieren; stock, wineklären
vi (wine)sich klären

clarify

[ˈklærɪfaɪ] vt (statement) → chiarire, chiarificare

clarify

(ˈklӕrəfai) verb
to make or become clear (in meaning etc). Would you please clarify your last statement?
ˌclarifiˈcation (-fi) noun

clarify

يُوْضِحُ objasnit klargøre klarstellen διευκρινίζω aclarar selventää clarifier pojasniti chiarire 明らかにする 분명하게 하다 ophelderen klargjøre rozjaśnić esclarecer прояснить klargöra อธิบายให้ชัดเจน açıklık kazandırmak làm rõ 澄清

clarify

vt. aclarar, clarificar.
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When at last the flickering blue flame had been transferred to the wick and began to expand and clarify, and shed a wide circle of misty brightness round the gig, it became possible for the two young men to see each other and the thing they had along with them.
Neither is this to be understood only of faithful counsel, which a man receiveth from his friend; but before you come to that, certain it is, that whosoever hath his mind fraught with many thoughts, his wits and understanding do clarify and break up, in the communicating and discoursing with another; he tosseth his thoughts more easily; he marshalleth them more orderly, he seeth how they look when they are turned into words: finally, he waxeth wiser than himself; and that more by an hour's discourse, than by a day's meditation.
I believe it was Hazlitt whom I read first, and he helped me to clarify and formulate my admiration of Shakespeare as no one else had yet done; Lamb helped me too, and with all the dramatists, and on every hand I was reaching out for light that should enable me to place in literary history the authors I knew and loved.
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