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
Synonyms for clarify
Examples from the Web for clarifier
Contemporary Examples of clarifier
Her ADHD subjects markedly gravitated toward the Ideator and Developer styles; her non-ADHD subjects toward the Clarifier role.
For each phase, a name: the Clarifier, the Ideator, the Developer, and the Implementer.
Historical Examples of clarifier
It is extensively employed as a clarifier in the sugar plantations of the West Indies, and elsewhere.
Is any other clarifier or any other evidence required to prove the pro-Peary frauds?My Attainment of the Pole
Frederick A. Cook
What intelligence has to do in the service of impulse is to act not as its obedient servant but as its clarifier and liberator.Human Nature and Conduct
When I came home from school at night, through a strangely permeated atmosphere, I beheld the clarifier simmering on the stove.Cape Cod Folks
Sarah P. McLean Greene
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
Word Origin for clarify
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.