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English definition of “explicate”

explicate

verb [T] uk   /ˈek.splɪ.keɪt/ formal us  
to explain something, especially a piece of writing or an idea in detail: This is a book which clearly explicates Marx's later writings.Defining and explaining
explication
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌek.splɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us  
(Definition of explicate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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