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Clarify vs. Purify

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  • Clarify (verb)

    (of liquids, such as wine or syrup) To make clear or bright by freeing from feculent matter

  • Clarify (verb)

    To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.

  • Clarify (verb)

    To grow or become clear or transparent; to become free from feculent impurities, as wine or other liquid under clarification.

    "Leave the wine for 24 hours and it will clarify."

  • Clarify (verb)

    To grow clear or bright; to clear up.

  • Clarify (verb)

    To glorify.

  • Purify (verb)

    To cleanse, or rid of impurities.

  • Purify (verb)

    To free from guilt or sin.

  • Purify (verb)

    To become pure.

Wiktionary
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Clarify

    To make clear or bright by freeing from feculent matter; to defecate; to fine; - said of liquids, as wine or sirup.

  • Clarify

    To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.

  • Clarify

    To glorify.

  • Clarify (verb)

    To grow or become clear or transparent; to become free from feculent impurities, as wine or other liquid under clarification.

  • Clarify (verb)

    To grow clear or bright; to clear up.

  • Purify

    To make pure or clear from material defilement, admixture, or imperfection; to free from extraneous or noxious matter; as, to purify liquors or metals; to purify the blood; to purify the air.

  • Purify

    Hence, in figurative uses: (a) To free from guilt or moral defilement; as, to purify the heart.

  • Purify

    To free from ceremonial or legal defilement.

  • Purify

    To free from improprieties or barbarisms; as, to purify a language.

  • Purify (verb)

    To grow or become pure or clear.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Clarify (verb)

    make clear and (more) comprehensible;

    "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"

  • Clarify (verb)

    make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating;

    "clarify the butter"

    "clarify beer"

  • Purify (verb)

    remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation;

    "purify the water"

  • Purify (verb)

    make pure or free from sin or guilt;

    "he left the monastery purified"

  • Purify (verb)

    become clean or pure or free of guilt and sin;

    "The hippies came to the ashram in order to purify"

Princeton's WordNet
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