Definitions for: Explicate


[v] elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses; "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"
[v] make palin and comprehensible; "He explained the laws of physics to his students"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ex"pli*cate, a. [L. explicatus, p. p. of explicare.]
Evolved; unfolded. --Jer. Taylor.


Ex"pli*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Explicated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Explicating.]
1. To unfold; to expand; to lay open. [Obs.] ``They explicate
the leaves.'' --Blackmore.

2. To unfold the meaning or sense of; to explain; to clear of
difficulties or obscurity; to interpret.

The last verse of his last satire is not yet
sufficiently explicated. --Dryden.

Synonyms: develop, explain, formulate

See Also: account for, clarify, clear up, comment, conjecture, elucidate, hypothecate, hypothesise, hypothesize, inform, interpret, mature, naturalize, redevelop, reformulate, speculate, suppose, theorise, theorize

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