Definition of clarify
- clarify a subject
- The president was forced to clarify his position on the issue.
- needs time to clarify his thoughts
- clarify syrup
- waiting for the present muddled diplomatic situation to clarify
Can you clarify exactly what it is you're proposing?
Her explanation did not clarify matters much.
The president was forced to clarify his position on the issue.
The committee clarified the manager's duties.
a substance used to clarify wine
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'clarify.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
: to make (something) easier to understand
: to make (a liquid) purer or easier to see through
What made you want to look up clarify? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).