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 for explicate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Explicate \Ex"pli*cate\, a. [L. explicatus, p. p. of explicare.]
     Evolved; unfolded. --Jer. Taylor.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Explicate \Ex"pli*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Explicated; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Explicating.]
     1. To unfold; to expand; to lay open. [Obs.] "They explicate
        the leaves." --Blackmore.
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     2. To unfold the meaning or sense of; to explain; to clear of
        difficulties or obscurity; to interpret.
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              The last verse of his last satire is not yet
              sufficiently explicated.              --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  explicate
      v 1: make plain and comprehensible; "He explained the laws of
           physics to his students" [syn: explain, explicate]
      2: elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses; "Could you develop
         the ideas in your thesis" [syn: explicate, formulate,
         develop]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "explicate":
     account for, allegorize, amplify, clarify, clear up, construe,
     crack, decipher, demonstrate, demythologize, descant, detail,
     develop, dilate, elaborate, elucidate, enlarge, enlarge upon,
     enlighten, euhemerize, evolve, exemplify, expand, expatiate,
     explain, explain away, exposit, expound, get across, get over,
     give reason for, give the meaning, illuminate, illustrate,
     interpret, make clear, make it clear, make plain, particularize,
     popularize, put across, put over, rationalize, rehearse in extenso,
     relate at large, shed light upon, show, show how, show the way,
     simplify, solve, spell out, throw light upon, unfold, unlock,
     unravel, vulgarize, work out
  
  

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