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to clarify

  • 1 dilucidar

    v.
    to elucidate.
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    1 to elucidate, clear up, throw light on
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    VT
    1) (=aclarar) [+ asunto] to elucidate, clarify; [+ misterio] to clear up
    2) [+ concurso] to decide
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    verbo transitivo <asunto/cuestión> to clarify, elucidate (frml); <enigma/misterio> to solve, clear up
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    = elucidate, untangle, plumb + the depths of, bring + clarity (to), tease out, clear up.
    Ex. An abstract may also serve to elucidate an unclear title.
    Ex. Once this relationship is untangled, it becomes possible to represent a document by a sequential data stream which can be readily stored in a file.
    Ex. The article has the title 'Mapping the unmappable: plumbing the depths of cross-file and cross-system navigation'.
    Ex. A woman suspected to have lost her virginity is made to undergo a series of medical examinations to bring clarity to her situation.
    Ex. This was so that the stuffing could be teased out and cleared of lumps, and so that the pelts could be softened by currying and soaking them in urine; the smell is said to have been revolting.
    Ex. What they will not do is clear up the foggy area in most cataloguers' minds, the area that leads to an inconsistent application of half-understood principles'.
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    * dilucidar una apuesta = settle + bet.
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    verbo transitivo <asunto/cuestión> to clarify, elucidate (frml); <enigma/misterio> to solve, clear up
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    = elucidate, untangle, plumb + the depths of, bring + clarity (to), tease out, clear up.

    Ex: An abstract may also serve to elucidate an unclear title.

    Ex: Once this relationship is untangled, it becomes possible to represent a document by a sequential data stream which can be readily stored in a file.
    Ex: The article has the title 'Mapping the unmappable: plumbing the depths of cross-file and cross-system navigation'.
    Ex: A woman suspected to have lost her virginity is made to undergo a series of medical examinations to bring clarity to her situation.
    Ex: This was so that the stuffing could be teased out and cleared of lumps, and so that the pelts could be softened by currying and soaking them in urine; the smell is said to have been revolting.
    Ex: What they will not do is clear up the foggy area in most cataloguers' minds, the area that leads to an inconsistent application of half-understood principles'.
    * dilucidar una apuesta = settle + bet.

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    dilucidar [A1 ]
    vt
    ‹asunto/cuestión› to clarify, elucidate ( frml); ‹enigma/misterio› to solve, clear up
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    dilucidar verbo transitivo explain, elucidate: no conseguimos dilucidar lo que quiso decir con aquello, we can't figure out what she meant by that
    ' dilucidar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    elucidate
    - plumb
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    [asunto, problema] to clarify;
    tratan de dilucidar qué pasó they are trying to clarify what happened
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    v/t clarify
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    : to elucidate, to clarify

    Spanish-English dictionary > dilucidar

  • 2 deslindar

    v.
    1 to mark out (the boundaries of).
    2 to delimit, to define a property line for, to demarcate.
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    1 to delimit, mark the boundaries of
    2 figurado to clarify, define, outline
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    VT
    1) [+ terreno] to mark out, mark the limits o boundaries of
    2) (=definir) to define
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    verbo transitivo
    a) < terrenos> to demarcate, mark the boundaries of
    b) ( separar) <ideas/conceptos> to separate

    deslindar algo de algo: no se puede deslindar este problema de la situación económica — this problem cannot be viewed in isolation from the economic situation

    c) ( definir) < campo de acción> to define the bounds of
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    verbo transitivo
    a) < terrenos> to demarcate, mark the boundaries of
    b) ( separar) <ideas/conceptos> to separate

    deslindar algo de algo: no se puede deslindar este problema de la situación económica — this problem cannot be viewed in isolation from the economic situation

    c) ( definir) < campo de acción> to define the bounds of
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    deslindar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹terrenos› to demarcate, mark the boundaries of
    2
    (separar): es importante deslindar estas dos ideas it is important to make a distinction between o to separate these two ideas
    deslindar algo DE algo:
    no se puede deslindar el problema del analfabetismo de la situación económica the problem of illiteracy cannot be viewed in isolation from o cannot be considered as separate from the economic situation
    3 (definir) to define
    hay que deslindar claramente los campos de acción de las dos comisiones we must define clearly the remit of each of the two committees
    la dificultad de deslindar responsabilidades en este asunto the difficulty of determining responsibility in this matter
    4
    (distanciarse de): la junta directiva intenta deslindar su responsabilidad the board of directors is trying to deny responsibility o to avoid its responsibility
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    1. [limitar] to mark out (the boundaries of)
    2. [separar] to define
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    v/t mark the boundaries of; fig
    define
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    1) : to mark the limits of, to demarcate
    2) : to define, to clarify

    Spanish-English dictionary > deslindar

  • 3 aclarar

    vb
    (sort out) resolve vb, clarify vb

    Spanish-English Business Glossary > aclarar

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  • clarify — I verb articulate, bare, bring to light, clear up, comment upon, construe, decipher, define, delineate, deliquare, demonstrate, disentangle, elucidate, enlighten, exemplify, explain, explicate, expose, exposit, expound, free from ambiguity, free… …   Law dictionary

  • Clarify — Clar i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clarified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Clarifying}.] [F. clarifier, from L. clarificare; clarus clear + facere to make. See {Clear}, and {Fact}.] 1. To make clear or bright by freeing from feculent matter; to defecate; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clarify — Clar i*fy, v. i. 1. To grow or become clear or transparent; to become free from feculent impurities, as wine or other liquid under clarification. [1913 Webster] 2. To grow clear or bright; to clear up. [1913 Webster] Whosoever hath his mind… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clarify — [v1] explain, make clear analyze, break down, clear up, define, delineate, draw a picture, elucidate, formulate, illuminate, illustrate, interpret, make perfectly clear, make plain, resolve, settle, shed light on*, simplify, spell out*,… …   New thesaurus

  • clarify — [klar′ə fī΄] vt., vi. clarified, clarifying [ME clarifien < OFr clarifier < LL(Ec) clarificare, to make illustrious < L clarus, famous, CLEAR + facere, to make, DO1] 1. to make or become clear and free from impurities: said esp. of… …   English World dictionary

  • clarify — early 14c., from O.Fr. clarifiier (12c.), from L.L. clarificare to make clear, also to glorify, from L. clarificus brilliant, from clarus clear, distinct (see CLEAR (Cf. clear)) + root of facere to make, do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • clarify — ► VERB (clarifies, clarified) 1) make more comprehensible. 2) melt (butter) to separate out the impurities. DERIVATIVES clarification noun clarifier noun. ORIGIN Old French clarifier, from Latin clarus clear …   English terms dictionary

  • clarify — 01. I asked the boss to [clarify] her instructions. 02. I don t quite understand what you mean. Can you [clarify] that last point for me? 03. We will need some [clarification] from the head office before we can sign the contract. 04. This… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • clarify */ — UK [ˈklærəfaɪ] / US [ˈklerɪˌfaɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms clarify : present tense I/you/we/they clarify he/she/it clarifies present participle clarifying past tense clarified past participle clarified 1) formal to explain something more… …   English dictionary

  • clarify — clar|i|fy [ˈklærıfaı] v past tense and past participle clarified present participle clarifying third person singular clarifies [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: clarifier, from Late Latin clarificare, from Latin clarus; CLEAR1] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clarify — verb (T) to make something clearer and easier to understand: Can you clarify that statement? | clarify how/what etc: The report aims to clarify how these conclusions were reached. | clarify your position (=tell people what you think about a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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