Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb elucidate

2 senses of elucidate

Sense 1
clarify, clear up, elucidate -- (make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death")
       => explain, explicate -- (make plain and comprehensible; "He explained the laws of physics to his students")

Sense 2
clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate -- (make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault")
       => clarify, clear up, elucidate -- (make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death")

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