Definitions and translations for "explain"

Definition of explain

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1. To make plain, manifest, or intelligible; to clear of obscurity; to illustrate the meaning of.
To explain a chapter of the Bible.
2. To give a valid excuse for some past behavior.
3. To make flat, smooth out.
4. To unfold or make visible.
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English - English - explain

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v. illustrate, elucidate, interpret, describe

English - Spanish - explain

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v. explicar, aclarar, dar explicaciones sobre, definir, demostrar, describir, dilucidar, elucidar, esclarecer, explanar, exponer, glosar, ilustrar; dar aclaraciones, poner en claro para

English - French - explain

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v. expliquer

English - German - explain

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v. erklären

English - Indonesian - explain

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v. menerangkan, menjelaskan, memperjelas, menegaskan, mempertegas, membeberkan, membabarkan, memaknakan, mengertikan, memaparkan, membentangkan, memahamkan, menyatakan, mengutarakan, memperkatakan, mengagakagihkan, menghamparkan

English - Italian - explain

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v. spiegare; spiegare minuziosamente, delucidare; giustificare

English - Polish - explain

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v. objaśniać, klarować, wyjaśniać, motywować, wywieść, wyklarować, tłumaczyć, wytłumaczyć, przedkładać, sumitować się, objaśnić, wyjaśnić, wywodzić, przedłożyć

English - Portuguese - explain

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v. explicar

English - Romanian - explain

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v. explica, lămuri, interpreta, tălmăci, lumina, spune, tâlcui, expune, desluşi, clarifica

English - Russian - explain

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г. объяснять, оправдывать, толковать, растолковать, разъяснять

English - Turkish - explain

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f. açıklamak, izah etmek, anlatmak, hesap vermek, açıklama yapmak

English - Ukrainian - explain

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v. пояснювати, виправдовуватися, тлумачити, вилущити, вилущувати, нарозумити, роз'яснювати, розтлумачувати

English - Dutch - explain

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ww. uitleggen

English - Greek - explain

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ρήμ. εξηγώ, διερμηνεύω

English - Arabic - explain

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‏فسر، شرح، وضح‏

English - Chinese - explain

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(动) 解释; 阐明; 说明; 为...辩解; 解释; 辩解; 说明

English - Chinese - explain

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(動) 解釋; 闡明; 說明; 為...辯解; 解釋; 辯解; 說明

English - Hindi - explain

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v. समझाना, प्रतिपादन करना, व्याख्या करना, सफ़ाई देना, स्पष्ट करना, अर्थ बताना, कारण बताना

English - Japanese - explain

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(動) 説明する; 釈明する; 弁明する

English - Korean - explain

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동. 설명하다, 해명하다

English - Vietnamese - explain

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v. giảng nghỉa, giải thích
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Verb forms for explain
Present participle: explaining
Present: explain (3.person: explains)
Past: explained
Future: will explain
Present conditional: would explain
Present Perfect: have explained (3.person: has explained)
Past Perfect: had explained
Future Perfect: will have explained
Past conditional: would have explained