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To make clear or understandable
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“The instruction manual will explain how you can use the microwave.”
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To justify or make excuses for
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“How do you explain being seen at the bar when you were supposed to be at home?”
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(elaborate on) To add more detail concerning what has already been said
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Make aware
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To give reasons or cite evidence in support of an idea, action, or theory
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To represent or deal with in a particular way, in writing or speaking
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To consider or regard in a specified way
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(of a subject or skill) To give information about or instruction in
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To regard something as being caused by
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To say or write as a reaction
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To clear of or to free from guilt
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To explain away or dispel
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To impart information or knowledge
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To establish a fact to be true
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To unfasten a lock or door
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Be accountable for
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Make widely popular, accessible
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To improve, refine, or add the finishing touches to
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