Explain

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Definition

to explain: to describe, to make clear, to illustrate, to clarify, to clear up
verb
I want to explain to you why I wasn't at work yesterday: I was ill.

an explanation: a reason, a meaning, an account, an answer, an excuse
noun

Examples

  • "Let me know if you need me to explain any books to you."
  • "Philip, since you're an expert, you'll be explaining everything you know about women to me."
  • "There's no explanation!"
  • "Stay tuned because next we'll ask a goat to explain gravity."
  • "How do you explain it?"
  • "Poor old Joan, please explain"
  • "Therefore we'd like you to avoid the following words and expressions (I've explained the more difficult ones for your benefit)"
  • "I'll let Mr. Ripley explain."
  • "Could you explain the economic situation to him?"
  • "Philip : That doesn't explain why you were late, though."

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