verb (used with object), ex·pli·cat·ed, ex·pli·cat·ing.
Origin of explicate
Examples from the Web for explicate
This battle of Girondins and Mountain let no man ask history to explicate.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII.|Arthur Mee
Whether, if so, this will not explicate the Phnomena of the Clouds.
An attempt to explicate them from the congruity and incongruity of Bodies: what those proprieties are.
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
British Dictionary definitions for explicate
verb (tr) formal
Word Origin for explicate
Word Origin and History for explicate
1530s, from Latin explicatus, past participle of explicare "unfold, unravel, explain" (see explicit).