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

2 senses of explicate

Sense 1
explain, explicate -- (make plain and comprehensible; "He explained the laws of physics to his students")
       => inform -- (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights")

Sense 2
explicate, formulate, develop -- (elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses; "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis")
       => speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose -- (to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps")

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