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explicate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of explicate

  1. to make plain or understandable the physicist did his best to explicate the wave theory of light for the audience of laymen Synonyms of explicate clarify, clear (up), construe, demonstrate, demystify, elucidate, explain, expound, get across, illuminate, illustrate, interpret, simplify, spell out, unriddleWords Related to explicate decipher, decode; analyze, break down; disentangle, undo, unravel, unscramble, untangle; resolve, solve; define, specify; annotate, commentate, glossNear Antonyms of explicate befog, cloud; confound, confuse, obfuscateAntonyms of explicate obscure

Synonym Discussion of explicate

explain, expound, explicate, elucidate, interpret mean to make something clear or understandable. explain implies a making plain or intelligible what is not immediately obvious or entirely known.
    • explain the rules
expound implies a careful often elaborate explanation.
    • expounding a scientific theory
explicate adds the idea of a developed or detailed analysis.
    • explicate a poem
elucidate stresses the throwing of light upon as by offering details or motives previously unclear or only implicit.
    • elucidate an obscure passage
interpret adds to explain the need for imagination or sympathy or special knowledge in dealing with something.
    • interpreting a work of art

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