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Verb: explicate  'ek-spli,keyt
  1. Make plain and comprehensible
    "He explicated the laws of physics to his students";
    - explain
     
  2. Elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
    "Could you explicate the ideas in your thesis";
    - formulate, develop

Derived forms: explicated, explicating, explicates

Type of: conjecture, hypothecate, hypothesise [Brit], hypothesize, inform, speculate, suppose, theorise [Brit], theorize

Encyclopedia: Explicate