|Origin:||clarifier, from Late Latin clarificare, from Latin clarus; CLEAR1|
clar‧i‧fy past tense and past participle clarified, present participle clarifying, third person singular clarifies [transitive]
to make something clearer or easier to understand [↪ clarification]
clarify issues/a statement/matters etc
Could you clarify one or two points for me?
Reporters asked him to clarify his position (=say exactly what his beliefs are) on welfare reform.
clarify how/what etc
The report aims to clarify how these conclusions were reached.
to make something cleaner or purer by heating it: