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synonyms for explains

  • analyze
  • clarify
  • define
  • demonstrate
  • describe
  • disclose
  • expound
  • illustrate
  • interpret
  • justify
  • point out
  • read
  • resolve
  • reveal
  • solve
  • spell out
  • tell
  • annotate
  • construe
  • decipher
  • diagram
  • elucidate
  • excuse
  • explicate
  • manifest
  • paraphrase
  • rationalize
  • refine
  • render
  • teach
  • translate
  • unfold
  • unravel
  • untangle
  • account for
  • break down
  • bring out
  • clear up
  • get across
  • go into detail
  • make plain
  • put across
  • put in plain English
  • set right
  • throw light upon
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antonyms for explains

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  • conceal
  • confuse
  • distort
  • hide
  • misrepresent
  • misunderstand
  • question
  • wonder
  • cloud
  • mystify
  • obscure
  • stagnate
  • tangle
  • withhold
  • complicate
  • perplex
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How to use explains in a sentence

He explains the late departure of the ships for Nueva España, and the consequent mortality reported on one of them.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
The need of ministers, which explains why many souls of Indian natives remain to be converted to our holy religion.
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Absence of any attempt at blood regeneration explains the marked difference in the blood picture.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
This evidently explains but little of the real reason both of the grant and its limitation.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 177, MARCH 19, 1853VARIOUS
Parvulorum, the wodewale is identified with the wodehake, woodpecker; whilst Hexham explains Du.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
The F. text has une vielle irese, and M. Mon explains irese by angry, or full of ire.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
But Burguy explains that romant is a false form, due to confusion with words rightly ending in -ant.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
This probably explains its vicinity to the stately mausoleum of Ccilia Metella.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
The turtle explains (l. 514) that it is better to be silent than to meddle with things which one does not understand.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
THE angel explains to Mary how, without detriment to her virginity, she will become a mother.
MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANSVARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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