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elucidate

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Definition explain (make clear)
  • He received the Nobel Prize in medicine for elucidating electrical events in the nervous system.
elucidating = making clear
  • The study elucidates the relationship between impulse control and success in life.
  • elucidates = explains (makes clear)
  • Unfortunately, I cannot elucidate either of his statements.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • elucidate = explain (make clear)
  • In the book's portraits, there is a significant amount of what is sometimes called "internal voice," elucidating the thoughts and feelings of a character as he or she moves through visible actions or encounters in a day.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • elucidating = making clear
  • Yossarian found himself listening intently to the fascinating elucidation of details.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • elucidation = explanation (making clear)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • He could not elucidate it any further for her, and they drove on to the big hardware store.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • elucidate = explain (make clear)
  • But he did haul our water and cut wood, and he elucidated for us the many daily mysteries of Kilanga.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • elucidated = explained (made clear)
  • I smile, wait for her to elucidate.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • elucidate = explain (make clear)
  • We asked Miss Maudie to elucidate: she said Miss Stephanie seemed to know so much about the case she might as well be called on to testify.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • elucidate = explain further
  • It was not a council of war, but, as it were, a council to elucidate certain questions for the Emperor personally.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • Go ahead and elucidate yourself.
    London, Jack  --  Burning Daylight
  • We all crowded round Poirot asking questions, elucidating this point and that.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • And when the auditor had asserted his non-comprehension, he would proceed to elucidate by some new proposition, yet more appalling.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • She could do nothing to elucidate this, and decked herself out with a heavy heart.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • He broke off with a giggle into English: 'Of course, I tell you this unoffeecially to elucidate political situation, Mister O'Hara.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • It happened, fortunately for the elucidation of any intelligible result, that Mr Dorrit had heard or read nothing about the matter.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The style of teaching was Socratic in nature; ideas and theories were elucidated through the leaders asking and answering questions.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Betterton, Garrick, Kemble, Kean, and Macready,[623] dedicate their lives to this genius; him they crown, elucidate, obey, and express.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • It was not a council of war, but, as it were, a council to elucidate certain questions for the Emperor personally.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "Well, that's not so easy as you may think, particularly around here," elucidated the wiseacre who was trimming his hair.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy

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