[ 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.
OTHER WORDS FOR elucidate
1 clarify, illuminate.
2 clear up, illustrate.
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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
But let us hear Rio, the eloquent elucidator of sacred art, upon this subject.Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino, Volume II (of 3)|James Dennistoun
Delmé was pursued by the echo's elucidator, who being duly remunerated, allowed Sir Henry to accompany the guide towards the boat.A Love Story|A Bushman
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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