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Definitions by Wordnik

  1. (verb-transitive) To make clear or easier to understand; elucidate: clarified her intentions.
  2. (verb-transitive) To clear of confusion or uncertainty: clarify the mind.
  3. (verb-transitive) To make clear by removing impurities or solid matter, as by heating gently or filtering: clarify butter.
  4. (verb-intransitive) To become clear.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. What David has failed to clarify is that what he means by "working rifle" is that you have to "work your a@# off" to buy one! - A Top-Notch Working Rifle: David Petzal Reviews the Montana Rifle Company Model 1999 Ridgeline
  2. If you're going to approach front loading as an engineering problem, the first thing you need to clarify is whether there's any engineering differences to look for between a normal mindless variation and a front loaded variation. - A Modest Proposal (By a Somewhat Modest Engineer)
  3. One writer, however, Mr Harry Stuart, has made a little book called We Have Kept the Faith, where, though one finds no perfect poem, one finds constant beauty of metaphor and strangeness of thought, and so no lucky accident but a personality.289 Will his expression clarify, his music grow strong and confident, or will his promise remain unfulfilled? - Later Articles and Reviews
  4. Just to clarify, the Russian word “negr” simply means a black person, someone of negroid race. - Racism In Russia: Obama Only Too Happy To Channel Bo Jangles « Sigmund, Carl and Alfred
  5. What he neglects to clarify is that we, as members of the armed forces, are sworn to do more than simply obey; we are sworn to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. - Letters to the Editor


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