verb (used with object), clar·i·fied, clar·i·fy·ing.
verb (used without object), clar·i·fied, clar·i·fy·ing.
Origin of clarify
Examples from the Web for clarified
So, in an unusual order (PDF) issued on New Years Day, District Judge Robert Hinkle clarified the issue.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Paul has since clarified that he would not, in fact, support drone use in normal criminal situations.
Last week in an interview with The Daily Beast, Cuban clarified but reaffirmed his warning.Mark Cuban Warns That Basketball Players Could Get the Sterling Treatment Next|Evan Weiner|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Though she has clarified that she “and the autism community” are not anti-vaccine per se, they are “anti-toxin and anti-schedule.”Twitter Crushes Anti-Vaccination Queen Jenny McCarthy|The Daily Beast|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I would have hoped some of the parameters were clarified in the initial deal,” he said.
Put it into very small pots, and cover them with clarified butter.
Calfs foot stock, reduced and clarified, may be used instead of the isinglass.The Modern Housewife or, Menagere|Alexis Soyer
The bubbles have crept out, and been clarified day by day by contact with sun and rain.The Boy Scouts on the Trail|Herbert Carter
Take out the seeds from the gourd and let them be preserved with care in steaming vessels partly filled with clarified butter.Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1|Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
Confused desires for other lands awake and are clarified by reflection and study.Against The Grain|Joris-Karl Huysmans
British Dictionary definitions for clarified
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
Word Origin for clarify
Word Origin and History for clarified
early 14c., "make illustrious, make known," from Old French clarifiier "clarify, make clear, explain" (12c.), from Late Latin clarificare "to make clear," also "to glorify," from Latin clarificus "brilliant," from clarus "clear, distinct" (see clear (adj.)) + root of facere "to make, do" (see factitious).
Meaning "make clear, purify" is from early 15c. in English; intransitive sense of "grow or become clear" is from 1590s. Figurative sense of "to free from obscurity" is from 1823. Related: Clarified; clarifying.