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Antonyms for explain
ɪkˈspleɪn

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term explain.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. explain, explicate(verb)

    make plain and comprehensible

    "He explained the laws of physics to his students"

    Synonyms:
    excuse, explicate, formulate, develop

  2. explain(verb)

    define

    "The committee explained their plan for fund-raising to the Dean"

    Synonyms:
    excuse, explicate

  3. excuse, explain(verb)

    serve as a reason or cause or justification of

    "Your need to sleep late does not excuse your late arrival at work"; "Her recent divorce may explain her reluctance to date again"

    Synonyms:
    relieve, rationalize, explicate, let off, beg off, excuse, pardon, condone, apologise, exempt, rationalise, apologize, justify

Wiktionary

  1. explain(verb)

    To give a sufficiently detailed report about (a) the reason for something, about why something happened, about a causal chain of events; about (b) how something works, about how elements in a system interact; about (c) how to do something, about the steps which need to be accomplished in order to accomplish a certain goal.

    Synonyms:
    expound, elaborate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. explain

    Antonyms:
    mystify, obscure, darken, bewilder, misinterpret

    Synonyms:
    expound, teach, illustrate, clear up, interpret, elucidate, decipher

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. explain(v)

    Synonyms:
    expound, elucidate, unfold, interpret

How to use explain in a sentence?

  1. Vikrant Parsai:

    Nobody in this world can explain you the meaning of life, but I can explain it only in four words and these are – I also don’t know.

  2. Brie Larson:

    To have this little boy who could step into the world for the first time with a pretty nice vocabulary and be able to explain to us what the world looks like to him was such a beautiful glimpse that I hadn't seen.

  3. President Trump:

    I want to take this opportunity to explain why young Americans stand for National Anthem, maybe it's about time that we understood.

  4. John Millman:

    I couldn't miss the (parade). That was a really stirring moment for me. It's hard to explain the emotions I got walking into that stadium, and obviously that carried over to today, i was pumped up from the word go.

  5. Charles Ramsey:

    It's a tremendous loss in so many ways, our focus now is really trying to get the family through it -- particularly his son. It's just a tough time for everybody. How do you explain it?

How to pronounce explain?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say explain in sign language?

  1. explain

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#3082explain
#13380obscure
#55901darken
#95126misinterpret
#112496mystify
#224053bewilder

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