Meaning of “explicate” in the English Dictionary

"explicate" in British English

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explicateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈek.splɪ.keɪt/ us /ˈek.splə.keɪt/ formal

to explain something in detail, especially a piece of writing or an idea:

This is a book which clearly explicates Marx's later writings.
explication
noun [ C or U ] uk /ˌek.splɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌek.spləˈkeɪ.ʃən/

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