[ ih-loo-si-deyt ]
/ ɪˈlu sɪˌdeɪt /
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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.
to provide clarification; explain.
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Origin of elucidate
OTHER WORDS FROM elucidate
e·lu·ci·da·tion [ih-loo-si-dey-shuhn], /ɪˌlu sɪˈdeɪ ʃən/, noune·lu·ci·da·tive, adjectivee·lu·ci·da·tor, nounnon·e·lu·ci·dat·ing, adjective
non·e·lu·ci·da·tive, adjectiveun·e·lu·ci·dat·ed, adjectiveun·e·lu·ci·dat·ing, adjectiveun·e·lu·ci·da·tive, adjective
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How to use elucidate in a sentence
Not being nearly as eloquent or elucidative as my great-great grandfather, I will leave the great man to speak for himself.Winthrop Roosevelt on the Oil Boom that Threatens His Great-Great-Grandfather’s Legacy|Winthrop Roosevelt|April 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I now propose to bring together a series of facts specially elucidative of the harrowing theme.The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims|Andrew Steinmetz
British Dictionary definitions for elucidate
/ (ɪˈluːsɪˌdeɪt) /
to make clear (something obscure or difficult); clarify
Derived forms of elucidateelucidation, nounelucidative or elucidatory, adjectiveelucidator, noun
Word Origin for elucidate
C16: from Late Latin ēlūcidāre to enlighten; see lucid
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