Synonyms for 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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