clarified clarified  /ˈklɛ rə ˌfaɪd/


  1. (v) make clear and (more) comprehensible
  2. (v) make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating



  1. Things settled down only when her deputy press secretary clarified that there had been no First Haircut.
  2. Hyundai borrowed $194 million of the $500 million payment from a government-controlled bank, but it has never clarified where the rest of the cash came from.


  1. Geno didn't know about Sanchez's Jets West, but now plans on going

    Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith clarified his remarks from Wednesday about Mark Sanchez’s “Jets West” camp. On Wednesday, Smith gave a “no comment” when asked if he would attend the camp Sanchez holds annually in Southern California. That was read as Smith possibly skipping the camp or some trouble...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. Tone-deaf Republican

    I’m glad that Ken Emanuelson, co-founder of the Dallas Tea Party, clarified the silly remarks he made last month regarding “black people” voting that was the subject of Bud Kennedy’s column. (See: “Fort Worth Democrat Veasey irked at Dallas Republican’s comment,” June 6)
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

  3. Virginia Lieutenant Governor Candidate E.W. Jackson Says Yoga Does Not Lead to Satanism

    Virginia Republican nominee for lieutenant governor E.W. Jackson clarified on Wednesday that he does not believe yoga leads to Satanism, after excerpts from his 2008 book were released suggesting otherwise. During the press conference in Manassas, Virginia, Jackson elaborated on his writings, hoping to rationalize the statements he believed had been distorted. "I do not believe that yoga leads ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Opposing Views


  1. "We think it is a good thing that President Musharraf has clarified the election date for the Pakistani people," press secretary Dana Perino said in a statement given to reporters who were accompanying the president on a trip to Texas later...
    on Nov 8, 2007 By: Dana Perino Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "There were some suggestions that he played with a broken bone - that is not true," Wenger, the Arsenal manager, said. "We had two independent doctors with X-rays who clarified the bone was perfectly OK, a bruised bone, but not broken before...
    on Apr 2, 2010 By: Arsene Wenger Source: Times Online

  3. "Few have ever risen so high with so little guile or calculation," Cheney said. "The distance of time has clarified many things about President Gerald Ford. He was not just a cheerful and pleasant man. . . he was not just a nice guy. . . It...
    on Dec 30, 2006 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: Kansas City Star

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pivotal pivotal
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