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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  fine;  --  said  of  liquids,  as  wine  or 
  sirup.  ``Boiled  and  clarified.''  --Ure. 
 
  2.  To  make  clear;  to  free  from  obscurities;  to  brighten  or 
  illuminate. 
 
  To  clarify  his  reason,  and  to  rectify  his  will 
  --South. 
 
  3.  To  glorify.  [Obs.] 
 
  Fadir,  clarifie  thi  name  --Wyclif  (John 
  ii  28). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  grow  clear  or  bright;  to  clear  up 
 
  Whosoever  hath  his  mind  fraught  with  many  thoughts, 
  his  wits  and  understanding  do  clarify  and  break  up 
  in  the  discoursing  with  another.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clarify 
  v  1:  make  free  from  confusion  or  ambiguity;  make  clear:  "Could 
  you  clarify  these  remarks?";  "Clear  up  the  question  of 
  who  is  at  fault"  [syn:  {clear},  {clear  up},  {shed  light 
  on},  {crystallize},  {straighten  out},  {sort  out},  {enlighten}, 
  {illuminate},  {elucidate}]  [ant:  {confuse}] 
  2:  make  clear  or  clearer;  "Clarify  your  ideas,  please"  [ant:  {obscure}] 
  3:  shed  light  on  [syn:  {clear  up},  {elucidate}]  [ant:  {obfuscate}] 
  4:  clear  by  heating;  of  fats;  "clarify  the  butter" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Clarify 
 
    A  software  vendor,  specialising  in  {Customer 
  Relationship  Management}  software.  A  Nortel  Networks  Company. 
 
  {Home  (http://www.clarify.com/)}. 
 
  (2000-07-16) 
 
 




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