explain


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Synonyms for explain

account for

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Synonyms for explain

to offer reasons for or a cause of

explain away: to conceal or make light of a fault or offense

Synonyms for explain

define

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serve as a reason or cause or justification of

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I was not within at the time; but I heard of it from Eleanor, and she has been wishing ever since to see you, to explain the reason of such incivility; but perhaps I can do it as well.
Since we cannot explain them we shall have to leave them behind us," I replied.
They were really disputing about Helen's character, and Terence was trying to explain why it was that she annoyed him so much sometimes.
Maybe he'll be willing to explain his joke to the Hoppers.
Major Thomson seemed in no hurry to explain himself.
Let me explain, if I may, why I have paid you this rather untimely call.
No more can it be explained than can a human explain why, at luncheon to-day, he selects green peas and rejects string beans, when only yesterday he elected to choose string beans and to reject green peas.
Each of you goes into his own consciousness to explain himself and the universe.
Will you kindly explain what has so long puzzled wiser heads than yours?
They took advantage of this fact to explain to them that this distance was obtained by measuring the parallax of the moon.
I think favourable means of dispersal explain this fact.
I thought, 'these things explain why they were out in the park at night
He would have liked to interrupt Metrov, to explain his own thought, which in his opinion would have rendered further exposition of Metrov's theories superfluous.
This explains the welcome given by Chinese Emperors and Caliphs of Bagdad to all roving minstrels in whose immortality, like flies in amber, they are caught.
To presence the tranquillity of the city," explains Count Rostopchin.