explain collocations and examples

 UK /ɪkˈspleɪn/

Explore meanings in the Dictionary

give someone a reason or make someone understand something

Adverbs frequently used with explain
well: adequately, fully, in detail, properly, satisfactorily, thoroughlyWhat has not been satisfactorily explained is why this situation was allowed to exist for so long.clearly: carefully, clearly, exactly, precisely, simply, succinctlyEach recipe is pictured and succinctly explained.not completely: partially, partlyHis damaged reputation could partially explain his long years in opposition.in a calm way: calmly, patiently, politely, rationallyI reply by politely explaining their error and asking them to remove me from their database.
Nouns frequently used as the object of explain
idea, meaning, motivation, nature, principle, process, purpose, rationale, reason, reasoning, significance, thinkingShe explained the rationale behind the precautions that are recommended.
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