Definition of elucidate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

elucidate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//iˈluːsɪdeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈluːsɪdeɪt//
 
[transitive, intransitive](formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they elucidate
BrE BrE//iˈluːsɪdeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈluːsɪdeɪt//
 
he / she / it elucidates
BrE BrE//iˈluːsɪdeɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈluːsɪdeɪts//
 
past simple elucidated
BrE BrE//iˈluːsɪdeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈluːsɪdeɪtɪd//
 
past participle elucidated
BrE BrE//iˈluːsɪdeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈluːsɪdeɪtɪd//
 
-ing form elucidating
BrE BrE//iˈluːsɪdeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈluːsɪdeɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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to make something clearer by explaining it more fully synonym explain 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. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from late Latin elucidat- ‘made clear’, from the verb elucidare, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + lucidus ‘lucid’.Extra examples Occasionally I had to elucidate a point of law. She would not elucidate further. The exact details of the process have not yet been elucidated.
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