clarify meaning

[ 'klærifai ] Pronunciation:   "clarify" in a sentence
  • Verb: clarify  'klaru`fI
    1. Make clear and (more) comprehensible
      "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"
      - clear up, elucidate 
    2. Make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating
      "clarify the butter"; "clarify beer"

    Derived forms: clarified, clarifies, clarifying

    See also: clarification

    Type of: alter, change, explain, explicate, modify

    Antonym: obfuscate

    Encyclopedia: Clarify

  • [Medicine]
    vb -fied; -fy·ing vt : to make (as a liquid) clear or pure usu. by freeing from suspended matter ‹clarify sewage›
    ¦ vi : to become clear — clar·i·fi·ca·tion n — clar·i·fi·er n

  • [Computer]
    <company> A software vendor, specialising in Customer Relationship Management software. Nortel Networks sold Clarify to Amdocs in 2002.


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  1. these brief remarks may serve to clarify the fact.
  2. jurian replied, but did not clarify matters.
  3. identifying the target is not enough to clarify the project boundaries.
  4. the last paragraph of your letter under reply is ambiguous. please clarify.
  5. an analogy is often used to clarify the mechanism of conduction in a semiconductor.

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