What is the opposite of explain?

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Opposite of to make clear or understandable
“The numerous redactions would obscure much of the detail in the infamous dossier.”
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Opposite of to justify or make excuses for
“Will you confess to being at the bar when you were supposed to be at home?”
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Opposite of to explain
“The tenant would question how to go about using the microwave.”
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Opposite of to show or prove to be right or reasonable
“Also, being a doubting Thomas, I wanted to verify those tall tales of the Alaskan winter and to disprove the rumor of the Alaskan qualification.”
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Opposite of figure out, understand
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(elaborate on) Opposite of add more detail concerning what has already been said
“It was hard for Bob to condense all that information into one little postcard.”
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Opposite of to provide full information about
“While the doctor may restrict disclosure in order to help the patient, it is not allowable to withhold information regarding risks out of getting the patient to accept treatment.”
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To provide an explanation, interpretation, or paraphrase for (a text, word, etc.)
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Opposite of make aware
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Opposite of to communicate an idea
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Opposite of to give reasons or cite evidence in support of an idea, action, or theory
“The law provides for the reduction of penalties, as long as the taxpayer will agree to fully accept the charges laid.”
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Opposite of to design or plan
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Opposite of to express something definitely or clearly in speech or writing
“I heard her mumble something under her breath as she was escorted out of the building.”
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Opposite of lessen, mitigate
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Opposite of to inform someone of something
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Opposite of to acquaint someone with (a fact or information)
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Opposite of to understand or interpret the nature, meaning or significance of
“In the dance between parent and infant, some parents continually misread the cues that their infants send out.”
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(of a subject or skill) Opposite of to give information about or instruction in
“Neil believes kids can learn astrophysics, and he's adapting his time-saving best-seller on the topic to teach them.”
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Opposite of to regard something as being caused by
“Pattern evidence was used by forensic scientists to dissociate the involvement of the suspect from the crime.”
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Opposite of to say or write as a reaction
“Not knowing the answer, Peter decided to ignore the question and move on to the next problem.”
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Opposite of to give advice and instruction
“The supervisor was jealous of his underling and would constantly try to undermine her.”
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Opposite of to clear of or to free from guilt
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Opposite of to support by words or writing
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Opposite of to offer an opinion
“We will not be able to come up with any solutions to this issue if you remain silent.”
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Opposite of to explain away or dispel
“They continue to mark and validate his separation from the streets and reinforce his belief that he can take a different path.”
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