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clarify

verb

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1 to remove usually visible impurities from
  • clarify the melted butter by skimming off the milky bits

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2 to make plain or understandable
  • it would help if you could clarify your position for us

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The first known use of clarify was in the 14th century

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“Clarify.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/clarify. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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