make (something) clear (to one)

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make (something) clear (to one)

To make something easier to comprehend; to help one understand something. I try to use illustrations to make these more abstract concepts clear. My job as a legal consultant is to make these complex documents clear to my clients. Let me make one thing perfectly clear—if I ever catch you treating my son poorly, I will make you regret the day you were born.
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make something clear to someone

to help someone understand something. Let me help make the contract clear to you. I want to make it clear to you, so ask questions if you want.
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In the White House it's even starker: From the decimation of the CIA to the destruction of FEMA for ideological reasons, George Bush has made it clear that he's uninterested in facts on the ground.
AU argued that legal case history made it clear that a religious venue couldn't be used unless "all religious symbols are covered or removed."
Later they tried to write a pastoral letter about women in the church in the same collaborative way, and it's well known that the Vatican made it clear to the U.S.
Situations tike this made it clear that in order to meet expanding needs for services economically and logistically, the university needed to adopt a systemwide solution that would put everyone on the same page.
Forstmann made it clear that he wants to remake the American K-12 education system in the image of higher education, which relies on large amounts of government funding but competes for students, reputation, and market share.
At this point, his group practice made it clear they thought he had crossed the line.
And to top it all off, MOMA's impressive 1995 retrospective (co-organized by the Walker Art Center and the Hirshhorn Museum) made it clear that Nauman has been one step ahead of everyone all along.
"The comments made during its discussion made it clear that the intent was to keep children out of the homes of gay men and lesbians," says Stephen Clark, legal director for the ACLU of Utah, who expects to file a challenge to the policy along with the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
Johnson made it clear that he was less interested in changing people's hearts than their public behavior.
So we made it clear to that executive, in a letter, that if he persisted we would take positive action that might ultimately put him in jail.
When Hadley, now the national security adviser, instructed Tenet's deputy, John McLaughlin, "that the agency had to get over its dislike of [Ahmed] Chalabi," the Iraqi exile politician and neoconservative favorite who provided dubious Iraq intelligence to policymakers, "McLaughlin made it clear to Hadley that the CIA wouldn't stand in the way and passed the White House message back to CIA management" Similarly, when Paul Wolfowitz complained about the CIA's rejection of the debunked "connection" between Saddam and al Qaeda, an ex-Pentagon official tells Risen, "George would say that he would fix it."
But neo-Expressionism made it clear to me that painting fast is only an excuse.
Where you have an affluent and heterogeneous group of people who are fungible, who have shifting interests depending on the issue, very little of what I am writing has any applicability and, indeed, I thought I made it clear in my writings that this is not a manifesto for revamping American democracy but a specific response to a specific set of extreme circumstances.
The agency's 1994 Western Forest Health Initiative, which, identified salvage logging as one of the key ways to thin forests of dead, unhealthy, and "at-risk", trees, targeted about half the salvage cut to come from roadless areas, and early in his tenure, Chief Thomas made it clear that "that's where the timber is - we're going in." But because the rider leaves the Forest Service immune to almost all public appeal and environmental challenge, it has opened a wide door for abuse.