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.
Origin of elucidate
Examples from the Web for elucidating
“She was elucidating concerns that we all had but she gave them words,” writer/director Robert Benton later recalled.Co-Stars Who Hated Each Other: Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in 'The Notebook' and More|Marlow Stern|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The illustrations have been carefully prepared with a view to elucidating the text, rather than for pictorial effect.A Text-Book of the History of Architecture|Alfred D. F. Hamlin
Is the preacher emphasizing and elucidating the five points?From the Easy Chair, series 3|George William Curtis
Instead of elucidating the mystery, this knowledge only rendered it more inexplicable.The Ocean Waifs|Mayne Reid
Word Origin for elucidate
1560s, perhaps via Middle French élucider (15c.) or directly from Late Latin elucidatus, past participle of elucidare "make clear," from ex- "out, away" (see ex-) + lucidus "clear" (see lucid). Related: Elucidated; elucidates; elucidating.