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explain, excuse
v. serve as a reason or cause or justification of; "Your need to sleep late does not excuse your late arrival at work"; "Her recent divorce may explain her reluctance to date again"
explicate, explain
v. make plain and comprehensible; "He explained the laws of physics to his students"
v. define; "The committee explained their plan for fund-raising to the Dean"
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v. become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
v. become larger or bigger
v. grow or intensify; "The pressure augmented"
v. make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity; "expand the house by adding another wing"
v. cause to expand as it by internal pressure; "The gas distended the animal's body"
make clear, clarify
v. make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"
v. change key; "Can you transpose this fugue into G major?"
transform, translate
v. change from one form or medium into another; "Braque translated collage into oil"
v. make simpler or easier or reduce in complexity or extent; "We had to simplify the instructions"; "this move will simplify our lives"
educate, prepare, develop, train
v. create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
sort out, make pellucid, shed light on, make clear, straighten out, clear up, elucidate, enlighten, clarify, illuminate, crystallize, clear
v. make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
decrypt, decode, decipher
v. read with difficulty; "Can you decipher this letter?"; "The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs"
adjudicate, resolve, settle, decide
v. bring to an end; settle conclusively; "The case was decided"; "The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff"; "The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"
v. reveal its presence or make an appearance; "the ghost manifests each year on the same day"
v. put a law into effect by formal declaration
rationalise, rationalize, justify, excuse, apologise, apologize
v. defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success"
v. disclose directly or through prophets; "God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind"
flesh out, exposit, lucubrate, dilate, expound, expand, enlarge, expatiate, elaborate
v. add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
reword, rephrase, paraphrase
v. express the same message in different words
promulgate, exclaim, proclaim
v. state or announce; "`I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed"; "The King will proclaim an amnesty"
edify, enlighten
v. make understand; "Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal"
instance, illustrate, exemplify
v. clarify by giving an example of
v. add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)
subtend, delimit
v. be opposite to; of angles and sides, in geometry
account for
v. be the reason or explanation for; "The recession accounts for the slow retail business"
v. determine the nature of; "What defines a good wine?"
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