Tesauro Inglês

Sinônimos de explain

(verbo) 
Definition
to make something easily understandable, esp. by giving a clear and detailed account of it
He explained the process to us in simple terms.
Sinônimos
make clear or plain
,
describe
We asked her to describe what she had seen.
,
demonstrate
He demonstrated how to peel and chop garlic.
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illustrate
She illustrates her analysis with extracts from interviews and discussions.
,
teach
She teaches English to Japanese business people.
,
define
How exactly do you define reasonable behaviour?
,
solve
Their domestic reforms did nothing to solve unemployment.
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resolve
Many years of doubt were finally resolved.
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interpret
The judge has to interpret the law as it's being passed.
, ,
unfold
Mr Wills unfolds his story with evident enjoyment.
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clarify
A bank spokesman was unable to clarify the situation.
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clear up
, ,
expound
Schmidt continued to expound his theories on economics.
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elucidate
He refused to elucidate the reasons for his decision.
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put into words
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throw light on
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explicate (formal)
scholars who seek to explicate religious texts
,
give the details of
(verbo) 
Definition
to justify or attempt to justify oneself by giving reasons for one's actions
Can you explain why you didn't call me?
Sinônimos
account for
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excuse
I know you're upset but that doesn't excuse your behaviour.
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justify
This decision was fully justified by economic conditions.
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give a reason for
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give an explanation for

Citação

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway [Elbert HubbardThe Motto Book]

Sinônimos adicionais

in the sense of clarify
Definition
to make or become clear or easy to understand
A bank spokesman was unable to clarify the situation.
Sinônimos
clear up,
make plain,
explicate (formal),
clear the air about,
throw or shed light on
in the sense of define
Definition
to describe the nature of
How exactly do you define reasonable behaviour?
Sinônimos
spell out,
put into words,
give the meaning of
in the sense of demonstrate
Definition
to display and explain the workings of (a machine, product, etc.)
He demonstrated how to peel and chop garlic.
Sinônimos
give a demonstration of

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