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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Paul constantly reminds us that the Christian gospel goes beyond Christ to make clear what God is really like, a God of life.
Paul's weak body and suffering make clear where the power lies: in God's strength revealed in the gospel.
His letters make clear that he is a very social person who works with others.
Many of Paul's letters make clear that he valued coworkers, both men and women.
The declaration makes clear to all present what God made clear to Jesus in his baptism and what the centurion will make clear after Jesus' crucifixion, when the centurion announces, "Truly this man was God's Son!" (Mark 15:39).
Our readings make clear that, if we take God's word seriously and dare to speak it, conflict will result.