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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That self same incident was reported on no less than 6 separate occasions over a period of three hours in the course of the Today programme as the Sovereign making clear her advice to the Scots.
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Nevertheless, for historians of 20th-century Mexico, it provides the best study to date of the course of the Mexican labor movement in this very important industrial region, privileging empiricism over theory and making clear that workers were actors in their own behalf, pawns of neither industrialists nor the centralizing State.
Addressing a group of bishops from Ohio and Michigan during their ad limina visit to Rome on May 2, the Holy Father urged them to explain clearly why the Church cannot ordain women: "As bishops, you must explain to the faithful why the Church does not have authority to ordain women to the ministerial priesthood, at the same time making clear why this is not a question of the equality of persons, or of their God-given rights." He stressed that vocations should not be seen in terms of power, but rather of dedicated service - fortified by prayer and devotion to the Eucharist.
* Making clear that we recognized our expectations might be proven incorrect or unrealistic by him.
Trust is a direct result of making clear agreements and keeping them over time.
attack, making clear that security forces are now tracking down the culprits.
The decision by Mr Caruana to go for a referendum was an attempt to kill off the negotiations by making clear that the colony would never accept a deal which gave Spain any say over its affairs.