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Explicate   Listen
Explicate  v. t.  (past & past part. explicated; pres. part. explicating)  
To unfold; to expand; to lay open. (Obs.) "They explicate the leaves."
To unfold the meaning or sense of; to explain; to clear of difficulties or obscurity; to interpret. "The last verse of his last satire is not yet sufficiently explicated."

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Explicate" Quotes from Famous Books

... 'as'-formula, as if it were something that I, along with other pragmatists, had denied, [Footnote: Op. cit., pp. 77- 80.] whereas I have only asked those who insist so on its importance to do something more than merely utter it—to explicate it, for example, and tell us what its so great importance consists in. I myself agree most cordially that for an idea to be true the object must be 'as' the idea declares it, but I explicate the 'as'-ness ...
— The Meaning of Truth • William James

... hours' drive from her aunt's Charles Street door. Now that she was his wife, surely John would begin to make love to her, real love, kisses, claspings, and what not. For Elsie Goldmore had presumed upon their schoolgirl friendship and been quite explicate in these last days, and in any case Amaryllis was not a miss of the Victorian era. The feminine world has grown too unrefined in the expression of its private affairs and too indiscreet for any maiden to remain ...
— The Price of Things • Elinor Glyn

... the witness, but the judge may aid him just as the skilful teacher may aid the puzzled pupil to remember. When the pianist has completely forgotten a piece of music that he knew very well, two or three chords may lead him to explicate these chords forward or backward, and then—one step after another—he reproduces the whole piece. Of course the chords which are brought to the mind of the player must be properly chosen or ...
— Robin Hood • J. Walker McSpadden

Words linked to "Explicate" :   reformulate, hypothesize, hypothecate, evolve, elucidate, develop, clear up, explain, comment, speculate, inform, theorise, formulate, explication, clarify, hypothesise, theorize, redevelop, suppose, naturalize, interpret, acquire, account for, conjecture, rede

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