Definition of 'explain'
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The site also explains where to make improvements in energy efficiency and how much they could save you on your bills. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For the Clintons the photographs are harder to explain away. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So the vote has to be explained away as an emotional spasm, an irrational cry of pain or a moment of populist anger. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Because why do I need to explain always about one or two players? Times, Sunday Times (2016)He joked that people'might think that explains a lot about my recent behaviour '. The Sun (2016)His respect for produce runs deep, which helps explain what makes him an intuitive, natural chef. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If they are old enough, explain about tooth decay and why it's important to get back to healthy food. The Sun (2016)But also explain you will give her some space to save her marriage, if that's what she feels she wants. The Sun (2016)We explained about how and why we did so on our website. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You can think about money realistically and the way you explain plans gives others confidence in you. The Sun (2013)Then you wait for an email explaining how to make an application. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The success partly explains the delay to his second album. The Sun (2013)Both spin tales to explain away what has happened. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They simply use religion to explain or justify the actions they would have undertaken for other reasons. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This reality explains much about the complaints directed at the leader. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They do not have to explain why or give details of the score they hold for you. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She explained it would make my legs look longer. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The remaining definition attempts to explain and justify this controversial definition. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)This might explain a lot about the man. Times, Sunday Times (2013)My leaflet on counselling explains more and gives sources of support. The Sun (2014)The amount of spending explains about half the variation in points. Times, Sunday Times (2007)My leaflet about bereavement explains where you can all find help for your loss. The Sun (2009)Let her try explaining that away. The Sun (2015)The three-week delay is easily explained by the poor weather. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Tell him he has one chance to explain himself and make changes but you're worth more. The Sun (2012)Payment shield's attempts at explaining the delay were unsatisfactory. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This does not merely explain the origin of morals, it totally explains them away. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Mrs Keen has shown utter contempt for her constituents by refusing to explain or justify her actions. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She also explains how to make bolognese the Italian way. The Sun (2012)First Utility did not explain the delay in providing the required compensation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These verses are not here to be explained away 99 percent of the time. Christianity Today (2000)We vote for them, then they spend our money on themselves without having to explain or justify it. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: explain /ɪkˈspleɪn/ VERB
If you explain something, you give details about it or describe it so that it can be understood.
I had a meeting with him and explained the situation.
- American English: explain
- Arabic: يَشْرَحُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: explicar-se
- Chinese: 解释
- Croatian: objasniti
- Czech: vysvětlit
- Danish: forklare
- Dutch: uitleggen
- European Spanish: explicar
- Finnish: selittää
- French: expliquer
- German: erklären
- Greek: εξηγώ
- Italian: spiegare
- Japanese: 説明する
- Korean: 설명하다
- Norwegian: forklare
- Polish: wyjaśnić
- European Portuguese: explicar
- Romanian: a explica
- Russian: объяснять
- Spanish: explicar
- Swedish: förklara
- Thai: อธิบาย
- Turkish: açıklamak izah
- Ukrainian: пояснювати
- Vietnamese: giải thích
Definition of explain from the Collins English Dictionary
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