Synonyms of explain


1. explain, explicate, inform

usage: make plain and comprehensible; "He explained the laws of physics to his students"

2. explain, state, say, tell

usage: define; "The committee explained their plan for fund-raising to the Dean"

3. excuse, explain, justify, vindicate

usage: serve as a reason or cause or justification of; "Your need to sleep late does not excuse your late arrival at work"; "Her recent divorce may explain her reluctance to date again"

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