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Definition of "elucidate" []

  • To make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify. (verb-transitive)
  • To give an explanation that serves to clarify. See Synonyms at explain. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "elucidate" in a sentence
  • "Initially, I used the word elucidate above, as in elucidating mysteries."
  • "It comes from lux, light – to elucidate is to throw light on."
  • "  I'll sell more books, and have the opportunity to "elucidate" more people!"