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Definition of explicate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

explicate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈɛkspləˌkeɪt//
 
explicate something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they explicate
 
he / she / it explicates
 
past simple explicated
 
-ing form explicating
 
 
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to explain an idea or a work of literature in a lot of detail How can we best explicate “King Lear” and understand it?
explication
 
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NAmE//ˌɛkspləˈkeɪʃn//
 
noun [countable, uncountable]
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