EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXPLAIN
Don't mind him, dad—I know all about it, I tell you—I'll explain later to you.
But before you start to read let me explain what I intend to do.
Lucas spoke to him in Flemish to explain his own return with the English prentice.
"I'll have to explain," she smiled as she introduced him to Evelyn.
Nothin' you could understand; you need a mother to explain things to you.
You're going to explain it all to me this afternoon, aren't you?
"Come down to the crick with me after tea, and I'll explain," said Will.
Which of the two, then, would our author want to explain metaphorically?
Give him this letter when he comes home, it will explain the circumstances to him.
The preacher was trying to explain to us the eternal duration of God's punishment.