verb (used with object), e·lu·ci·dat·ed, e·lu·ci·dat·ing.
verb (used without object), e·lu·ci·dat·ed, e·lu·ci·dat·ing.
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To elucidate something is to throw light upon it or make it clear. How does elucidate compare to synonyms explain, expound, and interpret? Find out on Thesaurus.com.
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To casually reinforce Carlson’s rhetoric, for whatever reason, in a hearing focused on actually elucidating the causes of migration from the region is jarring.Tucker Carlson’s toxic ‘replacement’ rhetoric gets picked up in the House|Philip Bump|April 14, 2021|Washington Post
The statements elucidate enslaved people’s hatred of slavery, actions for their own liberation and ability to bring a major colonial port city to a near-standstill.Little-known voices sing the history of slavery and resistance|Chandra Manning|March 5, 2021|Washington Post
Now that the researchers have elucidated how different kinds of defects like wrinkles, domes, and holes impact the properties of these 2D materials, they’re working on ways to precisely pattern them to create more complex chips.Graphene ‘Nano-Origami’ Could Take Us Past the End of Moore’s Law|Edd Gent|March 1, 2021|Singularity Hub
These visual aids elucidate the complicated mathematical concepts underlying Mirzakhani’s work, for which she won the Fields Medal in 2014.A documentary and a Bollywood film highlight two disparate paths in mathematics|Emily Conover|October 15, 2020|Science News
Because the double pentagon and the dodecahedron are geometric cousins, the former’s high degree of symmetry can elucidate the structure of the latter.Mathematicians Report New Discovery About the Dodecahedron|Erica Klarreich|August 31, 2020|Quanta Magazine
The Biggest Loser could elucidate just what kind of a commitment it takes to be successful in the long-term.‘The Biggest Loser’ Could Be TV’s Most Important Show Ever|Daniela Drake|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The study aimed to help elucidate the common motivations for pursuing a double mastectomy.Study Shows “Angelina Effect” Leads to Unnecessary Procedures for Some Breast Cancer Patients|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To elucidate his point, he turned a boot upside down and pointed to the thick, tire-like treads on its sole.
To elucidate this it is necessary to plunge into the jungle of pure economic theory.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
I was so happy at the opportunity to elucidate my motives to intelligent Americans,—and he was sleeping!Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
Perhaps some of your correspondents would elucidate this singular oblation.
In dwelling so long on this point my object was not so much to elucidate Liszt's meaning as Chopin's character as a composer.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
Toryl, somewhat deflated, but by no means defeated, hastened to elucidate.Jubilation, U.S.A.|G. L. Vandenburg