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explain meaning and definition

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Definition of explain (verb)

  1. make plain and comprehensible
    • "He explained the laws of physics to his students"
    • synonyms: explicate
  2. define
    • "The committee explained their plan for fund-raising to the Dean"
  3. serve as a reason or cause or justification of
    • "Your need to sleep late does not excuse your late arrival at work"; "Her recent divorce may explain her reluctance to date again"
    • synonyms: excuse
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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