Explain synonyms and antonyms

ĭk-splān'

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To explain or decorate
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To cause to be seen; show:
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The definition of clarify is to make something more clear or easier to understand.
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To explain or clarify something:
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To make clear or explicit (something obscure or implied); explain fully
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The definition of illuminate is to light something up or to explain something so that it is clear.
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Elaborate is defined as to add details to something.
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To have or show one's own understanding of the meaning of; construe
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An exposition or explanation of a text, especially a religious one.
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To lay open the meaning of; to explain or discuss at length; to clear of obscurity; to interpret.
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To show to be true by reasoning or adducing evidence; prove:
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(Law) To show an adequate reason for something done
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To speak clearly; to enunciate.
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To cause to be no longer scrambled, disordered, or mixed up
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(Intransitive) To cross; to move from one side (of something) to the other, literally or figuratively.
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That can be explained; explainable
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To give an account of in speech or writing:
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Unravel is defined as to solve, untangle or undo, or to become untangled.
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To stress, give emphasis or extra weight to (something).
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To change (something) from a smaller form and/or size to a larger one.
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Explanatory; serving to explain logically or in detail.
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To straighten out (something puzzling or complicated); clarify or resolve.
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(Intransitive) Of stormy weather, to dissipate, to become calm.
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To find a solution to a problem.
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To give lessons to (a student, pupil, or class); guide the studies of; instruct
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Resembling an essay in nature or quality.
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Of or relating to exegesis
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A number or symbol, placed above and to the right of the expression to which it applies, that indicates the number of times the expression is used as a factor. For example, the exponent 3 in 53 indicates 5 × 5 × 5; the exponent x in ( a + b )x indicates ( a + b ) multiplied by itself x times.
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Of, like, or containing exposition; explanatory
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Something fashioned or devised systematically:
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An unproved theory, proposition, supposition, etc. tentatively accepted to explain certain facts or (working hypothesis) to provide a basis for further investigation, argument, etc.
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(Countable, logic) A set of axioms together with all statements derivable from them. Equivalently, a formal language plus a set of axioms (from which can then be derived theorems).
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To increase the amplitude of something, especially of an electric current.
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To make wider or larger; cause to expand or swell; stretch
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To speak or write at length:
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(Archaic) To make clear; explain
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(Philosophy) Using reason and argument rather than intuition.
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To bring into view; uncover
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(Intransitive) To have an effect, especially a noticeable one; to be apparent, to be demonstrated.
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To become fine or pure; become free from impurities, etc.
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To express in another medium:
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To restate something as, or to compose a paraphrase.
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To give; to give back.
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To understand or explain the meaning of (something), especially in a particular way; interpret:
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To give form or meaning to:
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(Intransitive) To become free or untangled
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Rationalize is to attempt to justify something or to make excuses for bad behavior or an unpleasant outcome.
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Unfold is defined as to open or undo something folded, or make something known that wasn't.
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To state again or in a new form.
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To phrase again, especially to state in a new, clearer, or different way.
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To reduce to fundamental parts.
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To make less mysterious; clarify:
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To find the solution or an answer to (a problem); solve
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(Idiomatic) To calculate.
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To find or provide the correct or a satisfactory solution to (a problem)
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Explanatory; serving to explain logically or in detail.
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Serving to dissolve or relax.
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(Chiefly UK) To make a shy person more confident.
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(Intransitive) To habitually exercise rigorously, especially by lifting weights, in order to increase strength or muscle mass or maintain fitness.
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To figure out, to find out, find, decipher
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To be the primary cause of
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(Usually with out) To find by logical process; to explain or justify by reason or argument.
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To try to minimize or pardon (a fault); apologize or give reasons for
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To cause to be unable to think with clarity or act with intelligence or understanding; bewilder or perplex.
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To form (a word) from its component letters.
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To affect adversely; to upset or annoy.
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Of, having the nature of, or forming a paraphrase
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make clear; give a reason for
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To expose involvement in a convoluted matter.
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(Idiomatic) To identify among a group of similar subjects, or in a scene where the subject might not be readily seen or noticed, with a gesture of the body.
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To utter or render aloud (written or printed material):
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(Idiomatic) To assert or promote one's opinion; to make one's thoughts known.
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(Rugby) To score a try
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To clarify or solve (something confusing) by reasoning or study:
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To fail to see the difference; to mix up; to confuse right and wrong.
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To thoroughly confuse, befuddle, or bewilder.
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To perform a theatrical production.
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To provide critical or explanatory notes for (a literary work, etc.)
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To expect or demand:
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Explain is defined as to make something clear or to account for something or tell why something happened.
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To show plainly; to make to appear distinctly, usually to the mind; to put beyond question or doubt; to display; to exhibit.
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To involve; to entangle; to make intricate or complicated.
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To make difficult to discern mentally or understand:
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Serving or intended to explain:
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Synonym Study

  • Construe suggests a careful interpretation of something especially where meaning is ambiguous her silence was construed as agreement
  • To interpret is to bring out meanings not immediately apparent, as by translation, searching insight, or special knowledge how do you interpret his behavior?
  • Elucidate implies a shedding light upon by clear and specific explanation, illustration, etc. to elucidate the country's foreign policy
  • Explicate implies a scholarly analysis or exposition that is developed in detail the explication of a Biblical passage
  • Expound implies a systematic and thorough explanation, often by a person having expert knowledge to expound a theory
  • Explain implies making clear or intelligible something that is not known or understood to explain how a machine operates
Find another word for explain. In this page you can discover 118 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for explain, like: illustrate, reveal, clarify, elucidate, explicate, illuminate, elaborate, interpret, exegesis, expound and demonstrate.