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Definition of elucidate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [transitive, intransitive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they elucidate
    he / she / it elucidates
    past simple elucidated
    -ing form elucidating
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  1. 1to make something clearer by explaining it more fully synonym explain
  2. 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.
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noun [uncountable, countable] Their objectives and methods require further elucidation.
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