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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If we can't make it clear what we would do, and we're not really willing to challenge government itself, then what does it mean to be a progressive anymore?
Both priests make it clear that whatever healing comes through their ministry is God's work, not theirs.
Various Loud-mouthed rantings make it clear that the brash-talking former Vermont governor can be an unstable bully, but he made us swoon there for a moment when he first burst on the national scene as "fiscally conservative and socially liberal." Would that it were true.
"By simplifying everything and making things clear to me, I can then make it clear to other people."
The examples in the proposed regulations make it clear that the parent may make the QSSS election for the entire chain of companies (see, e.g., Prop.
Make it clear when you set up the appointment that you are expecting a free consultation to get to know the attorney.
One has to make it clear that you can talk as a scientist about data and as a human being about your own value system, but it is important not to assume that one is the same as the other.
AO: I know what you mean, and I want to make it clear that it's not what I mean.