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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References in classic literature ?
For a beginning, then, let me say that Lady Arabella's letter makes clear some things which she intended-- and also some things which she did not intend.
This report makes clear that FBI Director Comey and FBI personnel failed to follow the rules, and in doing so, hurt Hillary Clintons campaign and helped Donald Trumps.
Today's report makes clear change of some sort is needed in how buses are run.
The latest movie has been given the thumbs-up by the Holy See because it makes clear the difference between good and evil.
2 : something that makes clear : evidence <Crocuses are an early manifestation of spring.>
The AICPA's proposal also makes clear that simply because certain state laws require group policies to cover more than one employee (and therefore many corporations are not eligible for group policies), this should not prevent shareholders in small organizations from deducting premiums above-the-line.
According to the Religion News Service, Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan said the board's action makes clear that intelligent design would not be taught in science classes.
Jaffe makes clear the colonel's situation was not atypical.
Although covered by the media that emphasized the glitz and glamour of the occasion, focusing on designer gowns and accoutrements, Cleage makes clear that this was a celebration of sisterhood, of accomplishment, and of dreams that did not dry like a raisin in the sun.
In the ensuing years, the struggle between the company-dominated and the autonomous unions continued, yet, as Snodgrass makes clear, workers always understood their own interests.
"The calling of these two people makes clear that it is not only possible to occupy the post of a parish pastor as a job share but also positions of leadership in the church," said the head of the Bavarian church, Bishop Johannes Friedrich.
His book makes clear that the Arctic was a mystery for most of recorded history.
His new series of photographs, "Everything Is American," again makes clear that a lighter touch and less hyperbolic material do not necessarily preclude the creation of uncannily perverse and compelling images.
Paul makes clear that his mission is born on Easter, a conviction expressed in every Pauline letter.
The legislative history makes clear that widespread use of this special contribution provision was not intended.