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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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References in classic literature ?
After explaining the peculiar qualities of each, the princess continued: "It was a Mussulman devotee who told me all this, and where they might all be found.
Though even that, you know, is far from explaining all," he added, and with the words fell into a vein of musing.
Arthur looked bewildered, and the Professor went on by explaining in a kindly way.
You will find these same instruments in my own room, Professor, where I shall have much pleasure in explaining their use to you.
And here I have wasted a day saving your life, and am now wasting an hour explaining myself
By the time my Lady had returned, from explaining things to the music-master, the map had been hung up, and the Baron was already much bewildered by the Vice-Warden's habit of pointing to one place while he shouted out the name of another.
Feelings rather natural than heroic possessed her; instead of considering her own dignity injured by this ready condemnation -- instead of proudly resolving, in conscious innocence, to show her resentment towards him who could harbour a doubt of it, to leave to him all the trouble of seeking an explanation, and to enlighten him on the past only by avoiding his sight, or flirting with somebody else -- she took to herself all the shame of misconduct, or at least of its appearance, and was only eager for an opportunity of explaining its cause.
It was a most reasonable venture, and Daylight's one objection was that it was so small a matter and so far out of his line; and he went into it only as a matter of friendship, Holdsworthy explaining that he was himself already in a bit, and that while it was a good thing, he would be compelled to make sacrifices in other directions in order to develop it.
I was just explaining that I'd come to understand how these big fellows do big things.
But he went on explaining his own idea that the Russian laborer has a quite special view of the land, different from that of other people; and to support this proposition he made haste to add that in his opinion this attitude of the Russian peasant was due to the consciousness of his vocation to people vast unoccupied expanses in the East.
And without letting Levin finish explaining his idea, Metrov began expounding to him the special point of his own theory.
Checks and balances' is our way of explaining what Articles I, II and HI set out to accomplish.
The book begins by explaining seven realities that threaten the sur vival of businesses in the globalized world, one characterized by ruthless competition.
The "Resources" link provides clinical information suitable for medical practitioners and well-informed patients, explaining the anatomy of voice production, the "Voice Handicap Index" used for clinical assessment of voice functionality/impairment and a series of patient education factsheets.