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ex·pli·cate

 (ĕk′splĭ-kāt′)
tr.v. ex·pli·cat·ed, ex·pli·cat·ing, ex·pli·cates
To make clear the meaning of; explain. See Synonyms at explain.

[Latin explicāre, explicāt-, to unfold, explain : ex-, ex- + plicāre, to fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots.]

ex′pli·ca′tion n.
ex′pli·ca′tor n.

explicate

(ˈɛksplɪˌkeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to make clear or explicit; explain
2. to formulate or develop (a theory, hypothesis, etc)
[C16: from Latin explicāre to unfold, from plicāre to fold]
explicative, explicatory adj
ˈexpliˌcator n

ex•pli•cate

(ˈɛk splɪˌkeɪt)

v.t. -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
to explain in detail.
[1525–35; < Latin explicātus, past participle of explicāre to unfold, give an account of]
ex`pli•ca′tion, n.
ex′pli•ca`tor, n.

explicate


Past participle: explicated
Gerund: explicating

Imperative
explicate
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Present
I explicate
you explicate
he/she/it explicates
we explicate
you explicate
they explicate
Preterite
I explicated
you explicated
he/she/it explicated
we explicated
you explicated
they explicated
Present Continuous
I am explicating
you are explicating
he/she/it is explicating
we are explicating
you are explicating
they are explicating
Present Perfect
I have explicated
you have explicated
he/she/it has explicated
we have explicated
you have explicated
they have explicated
Past Continuous
I was explicating
you were explicating
he/she/it was explicating
we were explicating
you were explicating
they were explicating
Past Perfect
I had explicated
you had explicated
he/she/it had explicated
we had explicated
you had explicated
they had explicated
Future
I will explicate
you will explicate
he/she/it will explicate
we will explicate
you will explicate
they will explicate
Future Perfect
I will have explicated
you will have explicated
he/she/it will have explicated
we will have explicated
you will have explicated
they will have explicated
Future Continuous
I will be explicating
you will be explicating
he/she/it will be explicating
we will be explicating
you will be explicating
they will be explicating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been explicating
you have been explicating
he/she/it has been explicating
we have been explicating
you have been explicating
they have been explicating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been explicating
you will have been explicating
he/she/it will have been explicating
we will have been explicating
you will have been explicating
they will have been explicating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been explicating
you had been explicating
he/she/it had been explicating
we had been explicating
you had been explicating
they had been explicating
Conditional
I would explicate
you would explicate
he/she/it would explicate
we would explicate
you would explicate
they would explicate
Past Conditional
I would have explicated
you would have explicated
he/she/it would have explicated
we would have explicated
you would have explicated
they would have explicated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.explicate - make plain and comprehensibleexplicate - make plain and comprehensible; "He explained the laws of physics to his students"
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
rede, interpret - give an interpretation or explanation to
account for - give reasons for; "Can you account for all these absences?"
naturalize - explain with reference to nature
clarify, clear up, elucidate - make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"
comment - explain or interpret something
2.explicate - elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses; "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"
develop - elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme; "develop the melody and change the key"
develop, evolve, acquire - gain through experience; "I acquired a strong aversion to television"; "Children must develop a sense of right and wrong"; "Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position"; "develop a passion for painting"
hypothesise, hypothesize, speculate, conjecture, theorise, theorize, hypothecate, suppose - to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
mature - develop and work out fully in one's mind; "I need to mature my thoughts"
reformulate, redevelop - formulate or develop again, of an improved theory or hypothesis

explicate

verb (Formal) explain, interpret, clarify, unfold, clear up, expound, make plain, untangle, elucidate, make clear or explicit scholars who seek to explicate religious texts

explicate

verb
To make understandable:
Archaic: enucleate.
Idiom: put into plain English.
Translations
interpretovatobjasnitozřejmitvysvětlit

explicate

[ˈeksplɪkeɪt] VT (frm) → explicar; [+ poem, painting] → comentar

explicate

vt (form)erläutern, ausführen
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