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Synonyms for explain
ɪkˈspleɪnex·plain

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. explainverb

    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 Antonyms3.8 / 4 votes

  1. explain

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

    Antonyms:
    mystify, obscure, darken, bewilder, misinterpret

Princeton's WordNet3.7 / 3 votes

  1. explain, explicateverb

    make plain and comprehensible

    "He explained the laws of physics to his students"

    Synonyms:
    excuse, explicate, formulate, develop

  2. explainverb

    define

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

    Synonyms:
    excuse, explicate

  3. excuse, explainverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 2 votes

  1. explainverb

    Synonyms:
    interpret, elucidate, expound, illustrate, unfold, solve, ECLAIRCIZE, clear up, make plain, throw light upon

  2. explainverb

    Synonyms:
    account, give a reason, give an explanation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. explainverb

    Synonyms:
    expound, elucidate, unfold, interpret

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How to use explain in a sentence?

  1. Koya Nishikawa:

    Those who don't understand would not understand no matter how much I explain, so I submitted my resignation.

  2. Miguel Cardenal:

    It's something Angel Maria Villar needs to explain Angel Maria Villar, nobody can give an opinion in Angel Maria Villar name, and I think it would be a good thing if Angel Maria Villar did so.

  3. General Boykin:

    I was not given a chance to defend myself, i was not given an opportunity to explain myself. That’s the sad part of it. The school is better than that.

  4. Carrie Sperling:

    I think it would be shocking – especially to parents – to think that you could lose a child and the default diagnosis is if we can’t explain it, you killed them.

  5. Lindsey Graham:

    I want Attorney General William Barr to explain Attorney General William Barr decision in the four-page letter and talk about what are the takeaways from the report, one of the takeaways is that the Russians were heavily involved in trying to influence our election. I think they're still up to it. See if he agrees with that and try to find ways to defend American election system in 2020 from Russian interference and others.


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