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clarify

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of clarify

  1. 1 to remove usually visible impurities from <clarify the melted butter by skimming off the milky bits> Synonyms clear, distill (also distil), filter, fine, garble, purify Related Words process, rectify, refine; clean, cleanse, decontaminate, elutriate, purge, wash; extract, leach; bolt, screen, sieve, sift; disinfect, sanitize Near Antonyms cloud, dull, muddy; contaminate, dirty, soil; defile, pollute, taint; begrime, besmirch, foul, sully

  2. 2 to make plain or understandable <it would help if you could clarify your position for us> Synonyms explain, clear (up), construe, demonstrate, demystify, elucidate, explicate, expound, get across, illuminate, illustrate, interpret, simplify, spell out, unriddleRelated Words decipher, decode; analyze, break down; disentangle, undo, unravel, unscramble, untangle; resolve, solve; define, specify; annotate, commentate, glossNear Antonyms befog, cloud; confound, confuse, obfuscateAntonyms obscure




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