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explain

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1 explain

Make plain and comprehensible:
— He explained the laws of physics to his students.

synoniem: explicate.

Roget 462: answer, respond, reply, rebut, retort, rejoin; give for answer, return for answer; acknowledge, echo.    explain etc. (interpret) 522; ... meer laten zien

Roget 522: interpret, explain, define, construe, translate, render; do into, turn into; transfuse the sense of.    find out etc. 480.1 the meaning of, etc. ... meer laten zien

Roget 527: tell; inform, inform of; acquaint, acquaint with; impart, impart to; make acquaintance with, apprise, advise, enlighten, awaken; transmit.    ... meer laten zien

Roget 82: conform to, conform to rule; accommodate oneself to, adapt oneself to; rub off corners.    be regular etc. adj.; move in a groove; follow observe the rules, go by the rules, bend to the rules, obey the rules, obey the precedents; ... meer laten zien

Nederlands: verklaren, expliceren, expliqueren, ontvouwen, uitleggen



2 explain

Define.

3 explain

Serve as a reason or cause or justification of:
— Her recent divorce may explain her reluctance to date again.

synoniem: excuse.

Nederlands: uitleggen, verklaren


Moby betekeniswoordenboek: absolve, account, account for, acquit, aid, allegorize, analyze, answer, bottom, break down, clarify, clear, clear the way, clear up, condone, construe, crack, cry sour grapes, debug, decipher ... meer laten zien.

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