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Synonyms for elucidateɪˈlu sɪˌdeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clarify, clear up, elucidate(verb)

    make clear and (more) comprehensible

    "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"

    brighten, get through, enlighten, crystalize, clear up, crystalise, elucidate, illuminate, crystallize, sort out, polish off, clear, wrap up, mop up, finish up, crystallise, light up, finish off, straighten out, shed light on, clarify

  2. clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate(verb)

    make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear

    "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"

    discharge, earn, take in, classify, elucidate, illumine, unsnarl, pull in, wrap up, enlighten, sack, authorize, assoil, irradiate, shed light on, finish up, crystalise, see the light, illuminate, light up, light, crystalize, make, polish off, crystallise, sort, tidy, gain, illume, mop up, clarify, correct, realise, finish off, edify, solve, exculpate, assort, unclutter, class, put right, pass, neaten, square away, effloresce, clean up, discipline, acquit, brighten, reform, authorise, separate, crystallize, clear up, bring in, exonerate, straighten out, sack up, top, clear, sort out, tidy up, realize, iron out, disentangle, get through, straighten, net


  1. elucidate(verb)

    illuminate, explicate

  2. elucidate(verb)

    To make clear; to clarify; to shed light upon.

    explicate, illuminate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. elucidate(v. a.)

    explain, illustrate, unfold, make clear, make plain, throw light upon

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List of paraphrases:

clarify, clarification, elucidation, clarifying

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