clar·i·fy /ˈklærəˌfaɪ/ 動詞
Clar·i·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clarified p. pr. & vb. n. Clarifying.]
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.”
2. To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.
To clarify his reason, and to rectify his will. --South.
3. To glorify. [Obs.]
Fadir, clarifie thi name. --Wyclif (John ii. 28).
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 clarification.
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.
v 1: make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery
surrounding her death" [syn: clear up, elucidate]
2: make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating;
"clarify the butter"; "clarify beer"