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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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Ostrinski explained the organization of the party, the machinery by which the proletariat was educating itself.
If it had not been for the kind offices of a lady who had been at the meeting, and who charitably called in at one or two houses and explained the reason of all this preparation, there would have been no sleep in many families.
Though artisans may not be able at once to execute the invention which is explained in the "Dioptrics," I do not think that any one on that account is entitled to condemn it; for since address and practice are required in order so to make and adjust the machines described by me as not to overlook the smallest particular, I should not be less astonished if they succeeded on the first attempt than if a person were in one day to become an accomplished performer on the guitar, by merely having excellent sheets of music set up before him.
The little valley on the west front of the city, she explained, was all that remained of the harbor, while the pass through the hills to the old sea bottom had been the channel through which the shipping passed up to the city's gates.
To his host he explained that he was moving his safari slowly toward the north--he said nothing of the party moving westward.
The Editor wanted that explained to him, and the Psychologist volunteered a wooden account of the `ingenious paradox and trick' we had witnessed that day week.
Occasionally, perhaps, it is necessary to coin words, if no word exists by which a correlation can adequately be explained.
I shall not be easy till I have explained everything.
Zithad is Dator of the guards of Issus," explained the youth.
When later on in his memoirs Count Rostopchin explained his actions at this time, he repeatedly says that he was then actuated by two important considerations: to maintain tranquillity in Moscow and expedite the departure of the inhabitants.
John explained why it had been necessary for him to come to luncheon.
You must simulate death," he explained, "while I carry you from the camp.
Oom Sam spread out the document which Trent had handed him upon a tree-stump, and explained.
Captain Granet is changing for dinner at present, sir," he explained.
He dabbled in little things at first--"stalling for time," as he explained it to Holdsworthy, a friend he had made at the Alta-Pacific Club.