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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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."
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.
But neo-Expressionism made it clear to me that painting fast is only an excuse.
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.