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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

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define

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serve as a reason or cause or justification of

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Unfortunately, blogging does not fall into convenient slots and cannot be explained away in journalism-speak.
Evidence contrary to the oracle's prediction is ignored or explained away.
Environmentalism is an ideology in crisis: The massive, accumulating contradictions between its pretensions and the actual state of the world can no longer be easily explained away.
How Nick Hancock kept a straight face as the Harrods boss fantastically explained away the various discrepancies in his life story amazed me.
The deliberately out-of-sync character is usually explained away by the oppressive political context, but this rationalization is too simple; they are far from comfortable in the Stalinist canon.
Wonders themselves, being particular exceptions to the general or familiar operation of nature, were either excluded from natural philosophy, which was about only universals and regularities, or explained away.
It explained away the obvious conflict by simply stating, "A method can be followed without subscribing to the underlying theory.
And while a general climate fostering individual empowerment has made itself felt in doctorpatient relationships, as recently as 1993, a small Society-sponsored study suggested that women who told their doctors about early MS symptoms sometimes had them explained away as "psychological".
In this case, the victim felt helpless to resolve the situation, and her husband, the type of abuser who usually remains a pillar of the community, rationally explained away his behavior.
But, of course, Tudor's genius cannot be explained away by particular world trends.
I would like to communicate a taste of the rich inner world of transcendence to those so enamored of the intellect as the sole arbiter of reality that the very existence of spiritual experiences is doubted or denied--or else explained away psychologically, neurologically, or culturally as something inferior and indeed delusionary.
Less extravagant than feminine fashion but still complexly coded in its minute specificities was male dress, mostly unexamined here, its secondary significance explained away in Wilde's complaint that contemporary male costume was no more than a 'frame' or dark border used to isolate and separate woman's dresses.
There's a tremendous brain cancer cluster [in Guilford]," says Brodeur, "and it can't just be explained away or studied to death.
It was explained away as the natural evolutionary process of environmental pruning, survival of the fittest trees within the overpopulated groves.