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The Court applied the same analysis explicated in the prior case.
  to explain something

or more rarely:  to logically elaborate upon an idea or theory
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  • The Court applied the same analysis explicated in the prior case.
  • She taught us a technique for explicating poetry.
  • I continue my explication of tubers, bulbs, and legumes, as if nothing has happened.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • He took his way toward the hotel of M. de Treville; his visit of the day before, it is to be remembered, had been very short and very little explicative.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers

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  • 9 A sensitive explication of the rhetoric of Homer’s heroes is Richard P. Martin, The Language of Heroes: Speech and Performance in the Iliad (Ithaca, 1989).
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • He felt he did not deserve for a moment the happiness his family brought to him, so that late at night, when he couldn’t sleep, he imagined that he would write them a note explicating his sin completely.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • While the more typical Brown students will need to master the models for smooth explication and elegant grammar to excel, Cedric can ride on his strong and unique "personal perspective."
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • This was a little unfortunate, the topic being one close to his lordship’s heart and one he was inclined to explicate at some length.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • Most barbarous intimation! yet a kind of insinuation, as it were, in via, in way, of explication; facere, as it were, replication, or rather, ostentare, to show, as it were, his inclination,—after his undressed, unpolished, uneducated, unpruned, untrained, or rather, unlettered, or ratherest, unconfirmed fashion,—to insert again my haud credo for a deer.
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • Explication Of The Place In Mark 9.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan

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  • "Explicate!" yells Janice.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • "So when you go looking for a piece of information it searches not just for what you’ve explicated but also your back-thoughts of what you really want.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • I know the difference between a raceme and a rhizome, I explicate photosynthesis, I can spell Scrofulariaciae.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • The Explication (that is, the setling of the meaning) of which, and the like Terms, is commonly in the Schools called Metaphysiques; as being a part of the Philosophy of Aristotle, which hath that for title: but it is in another sense; for there it signifieth as much, as "Books written, or placed after his naturall Philosophy:" But the Schools take them for Books Of Supernaturall Philosophy: for the word Metaphysiques will bear both these senses.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
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Associated words [difficulty]:   explicate [8]
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