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English definition of “clarify”


verb [T]  /ˈklær·əˌfɑɪ/ us  
to make something clearer or easier to understand: I hope this analysis will clarify the debate. Talking it through with you has helped me to clarify my own thinking about the problem.
noun [C/U]  /ˌklær·ə·fɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/ us  
[U] Two of your points deserve further clarification.
(Definition of clarify from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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