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clarify

verb [T] uk   /ˈklær.ɪ.faɪ/ us    /ˈkler-/

clarify verb [T] (EXPLAIN)

C1 to make something clear or easier to understand by giving more details or a simpler explanation: Could you clarify the first point please? I don't understand it completely. The position of all shareholders will be clarified next month when we finalize our proposals.

clarify verb [T] (COOKING)

specialized food & drink to remove water and unwanted substances from fat, such as butter, by heating it
Translations of “clarify”
in Korean 분명히 하다…
in Arabic يُوضّح…
in French clarifier…
in Turkish açıklamak, izah etmek, açıklığa kavuşturmak…
in Italian chiarire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 解釋, 澄清, 闡明…
in Russian разъяснять…
in Polish wyjaśniać…
in Spanish aclarar…
in Portuguese esclarecer…
in German erläutern…
in Catalan aclarir…
in Japanese ~をはっきりと説明する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 解释, 澄清, 阐明…
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