Meaning of “elucidate” in the English Dictionary

"elucidate" in British English

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elucidateverb [ I or T ]

uk /iˈluː.sɪ.deɪt/ us /iˈluː.sə.deɪt/ formal

to explain something or make something clear:

I don't understand. You'll have to elucidate.
The reasons for the change in weather conditions have been elucidated by several scientists.
noun [ U ] uk /iˌluː.sɪˈdeɪ.ʃən/ us /iˌluː.səˈdeɪ.ʃən/

These figures need elucidation.

(Definition of “elucidate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"elucidate" in American English

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elucidateverb [ I/T ]

us /ɪˈlu·sɪˌdeɪt/ fml

to explain or make clear:

[ T ] I hope my book will elucidate the complex issues we face.

(Definition of “elucidate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)