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clarify

verb [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.
Translations of “clarify”
in Arabic يُوضّح…
in Korean 분명히 하다…
in Malaysian menjelaskan…
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 Vietnamese làm cho sáng sủa…
in Spanish aclarar…
in Portuguese esclarecer…
in Thai ทำให้เข้าใจง่าย…
in German erläutern…
in Catalan aclarir…
in Japanese ~をはっきりと説明する…
in Indonesian menjelaskan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 解释, 澄清, 阐明…
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