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Meaning of CLARIFY

Pronunciation:  'klaru`fI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating; "clarify the butter"; "clarify beer"
  2. [v]  make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"

CLARIFY is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: clear up, elucidate
 Antonyms: obfuscate
 See Also: alter, change, clear, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, demystify, dilate, disambiguate, elaborate, enlarge, enlighten, expand, expatiate, explain, explicate, exposit, expound, flesh out, illuminate, lucubrate, shed light on, sort out, straighten out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Clar"i*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clarified}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Clarifying}.] [F. clarifier, from L. clarificare;
    clarus clear + facere to make. See {Clear}, and {Fact}.]
    1. To make clear or bright by freeing from feculent matter;
       to defecate; to fine; -- said of liquids, as wine or
       sirup. ``Boiled and clarified.'' --Ure.
    2. To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or
             To clarify his reason, and to rectify his will.
    3. To glorify. [Obs.]
             Fadir, clarifie thi name.             --Wyclif (John
                                                   ii. 28).
  2. \Clar"i*fy\, v. i.
    1. To grow or become clear or transparent; to become free
       from feculent impurities, as wine or other liquid under
    2. To grow clear or bright; to clear up.
             Whosoever hath his mind fraught with many thoughts,
             his wits and understanding do clarify and break up
             in the discoursing with another.      --Bacon.
Computing Dictionary

A software vendor, specialising in customer relationship management software. nortel networks sold Clarify to amdocs in 2002.


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