verb (used with object)
to make plain or clear; render understandable or intelligible:
to explain an obscure point.
to make known in detail:
to explain how to do something.
to assign a meaning to; interpret:
How can you explain such a silly remark?
to make clear the cause or reason of; account for:
I cannot explain his strange behavior.
verb (used without object)
to give an explanation.
to diminish or nullify the significance of by explanation:
He couldn’t explain away his absence from home at the time the robbery was committed.
to dispel (doubts, difficulties, etc.) by explanation:
She explained away the child’s fears.
(when transitive, may take a clause as object) to make (something) comprehensible, esp by giving a clear and detailed account of the relevant structure, operation, surrounding circumstances, etc
(transitive) to justify or attempt to justify (oneself) by giving reasons for one’s actions or words
noun 1. an act or instance of exploring or investigating; examination. 2. the investigation of unknown regions. noun 1. the act or process of exploring 2. (med) examination of an organ or part for diagnostic purposes 3. an organized trip into unfamiliar regions, esp for scientific purposes; expedition exploration ex·plo·ra·tion (ěk’splə-rā’shən) n. An active examination, […]
verb (used with object) 1. to export again, as imported goods. noun 2. the act of reexporting. 3. a commodity that is reexported.
verb (used with object) 1. to export again, as imported goods. noun 2. the act of reexporting. 3. a commodity that is reexported. verb (ˌriːɪkˈspɔːt; riːˈɛkspɔːt) 1. to export (imported goods, esp after processing) noun (riːˈɛkspɔːt) 2. the act of re-exporting 3. a re-exported commodity
verb (used with object) 1. to put (thought) into words; utter or state: to express an idea clearly. 2. to show, manifest, or reveal: to express one’s anger. 3. to set forth the opinions, feelings, etc., of (oneself), as in speaking, writing, or painting: He can express himself eloquently. 4. to represent by a symbol, […]