To explicate something means to explain it and make it clear.
We shall have to explicate its basic assumptions before we can assess its implications.
1. the act of making clear or removing obscurity from the meaning of a word or symbol or expression etc.
2. a detailed explanation of the meaning of something
McKen criticises the lack of explication of what the term "areas" means.
The development of a tourism explication system of forest parks was recommended.
Do at least one explication by midterm, another before Lecture 24.
His explication threw some light on the question.
The six chapter acts as the theoretical explication.