Synonyms for explain

Synonyms for (verb) explain

Synonyms: excuse, explain

Definition: serve as a reason or cause or justification of

Usage: Your need to sleep late does not excuse your late arrival at work; Her recent divorce may explain her reluctance to date again

Similar words: vindicate, justify

Definition: show to be right by providing justification or proof

Usage: vindicate a claim


Synonyms: explain, explicate

Definition: make plain and comprehensible

Usage: He explained the laws of physics to his students

Similar words: inform

Definition: impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to

Usage: I informed him of his rights


Synonyms: explain

Definition: define

Usage: The committee explained their plan for fund-raising to the Dean

Similar words: tell, say, state

Definition: express in words

Usage: He said that he wanted to marry her; tell me what is bothering you; state your opinion; state your name