elucidate
[ ih-loo-si-deyt ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
Mid 16th century; Latin from late Latin elucidat- ‘made clear’, from the verb elucidare, from e- (variant of ex- ) ‘out’ + lucidus ‘lucid’
Synonyms
  • clear up
  • enlighten
Antonyms
  • cloud
  • complicate
  • confuse
Definition
to make lucid or clear; throw light upon; explain
Example
Hearing his grandmother's stories firsthand helped elucidate where his family came from and how they lived.
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