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Definition of "explicate" [ex•pli•cate]

  • To make clear the meaning of; explain. See Synonyms at explain. (verb-transitive)

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 "explicate" in a sentence
  • "Could you contact orthoneurologists if that's even a word and explicate the two star quarterbacks' respective injuries?"
  • "The real difference is that Auerbach is attempting to explicate the text in front of him, to help the reader "see" more fully what is really going on in the scene from the Odyssey."
  • "Such critics might have been able to explicate the novel more rigorously and with a more informed perspective on its historical, national-literary, and biographical contexts."