If you elucidate something, you explain it very clearly. If you don't understand fractions, a visit to the pie shop may elucidate the subject for you.

Elucidate is from Late Latin elucidare, from the Latin prefix e- "thoroughly" plus lucidus "clear, bright." This Latin adjective is the source of English lucid, which describes someone who thinks clearly or something that is clear enough to understand.

Definitions of elucidate

v make clear and (more) comprehensible

clarify, clear up
make obscure or unclear
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make less mysterious or remove the mystery from
clear, clear up, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, enlighten, illuminate, shed light on, sort out, straighten out
make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
dilate, elaborate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, lucubrate
add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
state unambiguously or remove ambiguities from
provide details for
exposit, expound, set forth
exemplify, illustrate, instance
clarify by giving an example of
particularise, particularize, specialise, specialize, specify
be specific about
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explain, explicate
make plain and comprehensible

v make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear

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