|Flashcards: Latin Derivatives|
to clarify, to explain fully
As part of her master's exam, she had to explicate a poem by Goethe and a short story by Kafka.
Related English words: explicable (able to be explained), explication, explicative (that explains), explicator, explicatory (explicative), explication de texte (careful interpretation of a literary work)
Latin root words: explico, explicare, explicavi, explicatus - to spread out; to disentangle; explicatio, explicationis, f. - unfolding; explanation; plico, plicare, plicavi, plicatus - to fold