crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, shed light on, sort out, crystallize, elucidate, illuminate, enlighten, straighten out, clear up, clear - make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?
He had been true to his promise, and had devoted every possible moment to the elucidation of the mystery which faced him.
And so there was the elucidation: and Janet was just as unconscious of what she had done as the bed-post.
He also published literary criticism, was a university instructor, and a leading expert and scholar on the life and work of Western novelist (and fellow Nevada writer) Walter Van Tilburg Clark.
(see "Selected bibliography" below) According to Webster's New World Thesaurus, it was Laird who created this "eminently successful work": Laird was born in Nashua, Iowa and received his undergraduate education at the University of Iowa and went on to Columbia, Stanford, and Yale.
I’m collaborating on a proposal right now where I’m not the lead, so I’m a bit more self-conscious of my language choices than usual.