- to make plain or clear; explain; interpret.
- to develop (a principle, theory, etc.).
Origin of explicate
Related Words for explicateexpound, elucidate, amplify, untangle, develop, dilate, expatiate, explain, unfold, demonstrate, construe, interpret, illustrate, enucleate
Examples from the Web for explicate
Historical Examples of explicate
This battle of Girondins and Mountain let no man ask history to explicate.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII.
But Marie say there is the miss understand in our letters she cannot explicate.Deer Godchild
Marguerite Bernard and Edith Serrell
Whether, if so, this will not explicate the Phnomena of the Clouds.Micrographia
We have merely to explicate the idea of intelligent spirit possessing being in its plenitude.
Science takes as its province mechanical causes, and leaves formal and final causes to the philosopher to explicate.A Critical History of Greek Philosophy
W. T. Stace
- to make clear or explicit; explain
- to formulate or develop (a theory, hypothesis, etc)
Word Origin for explicate
Word Origin and History for explicate
1530s, from Latin explicatus, past participle of explicare "unfold, unravel, explain" (see explicit).