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Explicate   Listen
verb
Explicate  v. t.  (past & past part. explicated; pres. part. explicating)  
1.
To unfold; to expand; to lay open. (Obs.) "They explicate the leaves."
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."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Explicate" Quotes from Famous Books



... rejoice, albeit I could very hardly apprehend the same in my external man and set it down with the pen. For I had a thorough view of the universe as in a chaos, wherein all things are couched and wrapt up, but it was impossible for me to explicate the same." Jacob Behmen's Theosophic Philosophy, etc., by Edward Taylor, London, 1691, pp. ...
— The Varieties of Religious Experience • William James



Words linked to "Explicate" :   acquire, explain, hypothesize, clear up, reformulate, hypothecate, formulate, theorise, rede, comment, clarify, account for, naturalize, speculate, hypothesise, mature, elucidate, interpret, explication, suppose, develop, conjecture, evolve, redevelop, inform



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