Cite
 

Synonyms for explain

Verb

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"
WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

See also: explain (Dictionary)

 

Related Content

Synonyms Index