Definitions for: Clarify

[v] make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating; "clarify the butter"; "clarify beer"
[v] make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"

Webster (1913) Definition: Clar"i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clarified; p. pr. &
vb. n. Clarifying.] [F. clarifier, from L. clarificare;
clarus clear + facere to make. See Clear, and Fact.]
1. To make clear or bright by freeing from feculent matter;
to defecate; to fine; -- said of liquids, as wine or
sirup. ``Boiled and clarified.'' --Ure.

2. To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or

To clarify his reason, and to rectify his will.

3. To glorify. [Obs.]

Fadir, clarifie thi name. --Wyclif (John
ii. 28).

Clar"i*fy, v. i.
1. To grow or become clear or transparent; to become free
from feculent impurities, as wine or other liquid under

2. To grow clear or bright; to clear up.

Whosoever hath his mind fraught with many thoughts,
his wits and understanding do clarify and break up
in the discoursing with another. --Bacon.

Synonyms: clear up, elucidate

Antonyms: obfuscate

See Also: alter, change, clear, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, demystify, dilate, disambiguate, elaborate, enlarge, enlighten, expand, expatiate, explain, explicate, exposit, expound, flesh out, illuminate, lucubrate, shed light on, sort out, straighten out

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