explicate explicate  /ˈɛksplə ˌkeɪt/


  1. (v) make plain and comprehensible
  2. (v) elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses



  1. One could get cute and explicate the movie as an anticorporate parable.
  2. For years, the earnest little film magazines have been trying to explicate Kong's appeal.
  3. But Sharma saves his best material to explicate why he does what he does.


  • Melissa Segura: UFC's Perez trail blazing Mexican presence in MMA

    To fully explicate an athlete's significance in his sport -- whether established or still merely projected -- usually requires a lot of ink. But not in the case of Goyo. First of all, reading, he admits, has never been his thing. And, besides, all those words printed in magazines or newspapers can't do his story justice. Not the way just a little bit of ink from the tattoo artist's needle has ...
    on October 30, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

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