Explicate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeksplɪkeɪt|  American pronunciation of the word explicate
Brit.  |ˈeksplɪkeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word explicate


- make plain and comprehensible (syn: explain)
- elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses (syn: develop, formulate)


...the physicist did his best to explicate the wave theory of light for the audience of laymen...

It is essentially a simple notion, but explicating it is difficult.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: explicate
he/she/it: explicates
present participle: explicating
past tense: explicated
past participle: explicated
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