—v.t. 1. to make (an idea, statement, etc.) clear or intelligible; to free from ambiguity.
2. to remove solid matter from (a liquid); to make into a clear or pellucid liquid.
3. to free (the mind, intelligence, etc.) from confusion; revive: The short nap clarified his thoughts.
—v.i. to become clear, pure, or intelligible: The political situation clarified.