Explain

глагол 1) объяснять; раскрывать, разъяснять; изъяснять, толковать (значение) Например: to explain satisfactorily — толково объяснять to explain by giving an example — объяснять на примере She explained the problem to me. — Она объяснила мне суть проблемы. He explained to us that the examination would take place later. — Он объяснил нам, что экзамен состоится позже. Синоним(ы): clarify, unfold 2) давать объяснения, объяснять (причину, поведение) Например: He explained why he was late. — Он объяснил, почему опоздал. Синоним(ы): account - explain away

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Explain

verb Etymology: Middle English explanen, from Latin explanare, literally, to make level, from ex- + planus level, flat — more at floor transitive verb 1. a. to make known
Example: explain the secret of your success b. to make plain or understandable
Example: footnotes that explain the terms 2. to give the reason for or cause of
Example: unable to explain his strange conduct 3. to show the logical development or relationships of
Example: explained the new theory intransitive verb to make something plain or understandable
Example: a report that suggests rather than explainsexplainable adjectiveexplainer noun Synonyms: explain, expound, explicate, elucidate, interpret mean to make something clear or understandable. explain implies a making plain or intelligible what is not immediately obvious or entirely known
Example: explain the rules. expound implies a careful often elaborate explanation
Example: expounding a scientific theory. explicate adds the idea of a developed or detailed analysis
Example: explicate a poem. elucidate stresses the throwing of light upon as by offering details or motives previously unclear or only implicit
Example: elucidate an obscure passage. interpret adds to explain the need for imagination or sympathy or special knowledge in dealing with something
Example: interpreting a work of art.

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