v. make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify
He was called upon to elucidate the disputed points in his article.
Sentence in Classic:
They compose an ardent epistle, a declaration in fact, and they carry the letter upstairs themselves, so as to elucidate whatever might appear not perfectly intelligible in the letter.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
It was not a council of war, but, as it were, a council to elucidate certain questions for the Emperor personally.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Only occasionally did his lips move; at other times he raised his head and fixed his gaze upon some point of the wall, as though there existed at that point something which he wished to elucidate or interrogate.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
All these particulars are faithfully narrated here, as they will not fail to elucidate several most important, however intricate passages, in scenes hereafter to be painted.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
The more outre and grotesque an incident is the more carefully it deserves to be examined, and the very point which appears to complicate a case is, when duly considered and scientifically handled, the one which is most likely to elucidate it.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context