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explicate

to unfold; to make the meaning clear, explain: explicate a theory
Not to be confused with:
implicate – to connect or involve incriminatingly: implicate a witness; to imply: implicate that someone is guilty
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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.
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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
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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.
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explicate


Past participle: explicated
Gerund: explicating

Imperative
explicate
explicate
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
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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
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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
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explicate

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

explicate

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

vt (form)erläutern, ausführen
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