Definition of “clarify” - English Dictionary

“clarify” in British English

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clarifyverb [ T ]

uk /ˈklær.ɪ.faɪ/ us /ˈkler.ə.faɪ/

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.

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

“clarify” in American English

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clarifyverb [ T ]

us /ˈklær·əˌfɑɪ/

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.
clarification
noun [ C/U ] us /ˌklær·ə·fɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/

[ U ] Two of your points deserve further clarification.

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