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synonyms for explaining

  • answer
  • apologetics
  • apologia
  • apology
  • argument
  • cleanup
  • cop-out
  • exculpation
  • excuse
  • exoneration
  • extenuation
  • jive
  • plea
  • rationalization
  • rejoinder
  • reply
  • response
  • retort
  • return
  • story
  • vindication
  • whitewash
  • apologizing
  • excusing
  • fish story
  • off-time
  • song and dance

antonyms for explaining

MOST RELEVANT
  • charge
  • indictment
  • question
  • request
  • betrayal
  • capitulation
  • desertion
  • flight
  • surrender
  • yielding
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How to use explaining in a sentence

The foreman's immense voice, explaining machines and tools, caused physical vibrations in her.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
If I can rustle horses I'll send these two boys on home, with a note to the old man explaining how the play came up.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Gordon gave a bitter laugh and went on, with the same strange, serious air of explaining his plan.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
He still didn't have the courage to tell her, but sought to make himself known by explaining.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
His book is in cold reality nothing but a series of conversations explaining how a socialist commonwealth is supposed to work.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
There seems to be no sufficient reason for explaining it by 'necklace' or 'gorget,' as if it were a separable article of attire.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
She is explaining a very sad “histoire” to the “type” next to her, intense in the recital of her woes.
THE REAL LATIN QUARTERF. BERKELEY SMITH
He had only reached the dining room of the Leete house, which he was explaining had a white wainscoting when she interrupted him.
THE AMAZING INTERLUDEMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
It is plain that there are more ways than one of explaining such an oracle.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
There seems to be no other way of explaining this account, than that he was a victim of some of the elements.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO EXPLAINING

  • answer
  • apologetics
  • apologia
  • apologizing
  • apology
  • argument
  • cleanup
  • cop-out
  • exculpation
  • excuse
  • excusing
  • exoneration
  • explaining
  • extenuation
  • fish story
  • jive
  • off-time
  • plea
  • rationalization
  • rejoinder
  • reply
  • response
  • retort
  • return
  • song and dance
  • story
  • vindication
  • whitewash
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.