Share this entry

Share this page

elucidate

Saltos de línea: elu¦ci|date
Pronunciación: /ɪˈl(j)uːsɪdeɪt
 
/

Definición de elucidate en inglés:

verbo

[with object]
Make (something) clear; explain: work such as theirs will help to elucidate this matter [with clause]: in what follows I shall try to elucidate what I believe the problems to be
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Lest there be an accusation of harsh criticism, we should say their success in elucidating some aspects of Islamic economics deserves commendation.
  • The term aura, with its associations of authenticity, power, and presence in a work of art, proves to be apt for elucidating the primary concerns of this book.
  • It is however predictable that she is particularly good at elucidating the influences on Joyce of all the female members of his family and those of his patrons and benefactors.
Sinónimos
explain, make clear, make plain, illuminate, throw/shed light on, clarify;
comment on, interpret, explicate, expound on, gloss, annotate, spell out;
clear up, sort out, resolve, straighten up/out, unravel, untangle

Origen

mid 16th century: from late Latin elucidat- 'made clear', from the verb elucidare, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + lucidus 'lucid'.

Derivados

elucidative

1
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • In particular, these findings are elucidative to understand mechanisms of thermal adaptation of thermophiles, and for developing thermostable enzymes for biotechnological applications.
  • This elucidative program documents the development of a simple XML parser for the LAML software package.
  • And I am not saying that all of Empson's elucidative (or would-be elucidative) writing is on this new high level.

elucidator

2
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • It's not about language as self-adornment but as an elucidator.
  • Lippmann's popularity as a daily elucidator of world-events soon grew nationwide, and his column was last week being syndicated in 160 U. S. and Canadian newspapers of assorted political persuasion.

elucidatory

3
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • Philosophy is not descriptive but elucidatory.
  • Harvey did most of the talking - and he is fascinating to just listen to - but of equal importance are Isabel ‘s elucidatory comments and verification of statements.
  • His lecturing technique has always been uniquely charismatic: approachable and elucidatory at the same time, he has always known how to enthrall an audience.

Words that rhyme with elucidate

cuspidatefluoridate

Definición de elucidate en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día tenebrous
Pronunciación: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure