Synonyms of 'explain'
to make something easily understandable, esp. by giving a clear and detailed account of itHe explained the process to us in simple terms.
make clear or plain,
We asked her to describe what she had seen.
He demonstrated how to peel and chop garlic.
She illustrates her analysis with extracts from interviews and discussions.
She teaches English to Japanese business people.
How exactly do you define reasonable behaviour?
Their domestic reforms did nothing to solve unemployment.
Many years of doubt were finally resolved.
The judge has to interpret the law as it's being passed.
Mr Wills unfolds his story with evident enjoyment.
clarify, , ,
A bank spokesman was unable to clarify the situation.
Schmidt continued to expound his theories on economics.
He refused to elucidate the reasons for his decision.
put into words,
throw light on,
scholars who seek to explicate religious texts
give the details of
to justify or attempt to justify oneself by giving reasons for one's actionsCan you explain why you didn't call me?
Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway – The Motto Book]
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in the sense of clarify
to make or become clear or easy to understandA bank spokesman was unable to clarify the situation.
in the sense of define
to describe the nature ofHow exactly do you define reasonable behaviour?
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