Definitions for explain

Definitions for (verb) explain

Main entry: excuse, explain

Definition: serve as a reason or cause or justification of

Usage: Your need to sleep late does not excuse your late arrival at work; Her recent divorce may explain her reluctance to date again

Main entry: explain, explicate

Definition: make plain and comprehensible

Usage: He explained the laws of physics to his students

Main entry: explain

Definition: define

Usage: The committee explained their plan for fund-raising to the Dean

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