- 1to make something clearer by explaining it more fully synonym explain
- 2 elucidate (something) He elucidated a point of grammar. The aim of the report is to elucidate the main points of the new regulations. Let me elucidate. elucidate what, how, etc. … I will try to elucidate what I think the problems are.
NAmE//ɪˈlusəˌdeɪt//[transitive, intransitive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they elucidate
he / she / it elucidates
past simple elucidated
-ing form elucidating
elucidationjump to other results
NAmE//ɪˌlusəˈdeɪʃn//noun [uncountable, countable] Their objectives and methods require further elucidation.