explain explain  /ɪks ˈpleɪn/


  1. (v) make plain and comprehensible
  2. (v) define
  3. (v) serve as a reason or cause or justification of


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  1. A historian explains why someone else's writing wound up in her book.
  2. Mitt Romney's challenge will be to explain a faith that remains mysterious to many.
  3. In this PTI video essay, Ze Frank tries to understand and explain the health care debate.


  1. What Causes Acne? Probiotic Action Shares New Industry Insight on Why the Skin Condition Still Exists

    Recent news from TheAtlantic.com explain why the acne treatment industry continues to thrive, and discusses why acne is so hard to cure. Probiotic Action, best known for their natural acne remedy, shares industry insight on how researchers are still seeking an end all cure for the skin condition. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10824544.htm
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. European commissioner demands Prism answers from US attorney general

    Europe's justice commissioner has given the U.S. attorney general until Friday to explain how far the so-called Prism program went in collecting European citizens' data. In a strongly-worded letter Commissioner Viviane Reding demanded to know what U.S. authorities are doing with Europeans' personal information collected as part of the Prism program , under which the U.S. government is said to ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PC World

  3. Warren Buffett Becomes a Cheap(er) Lunch Date

    How to explain the dramatic drop in bids for a lunch with billionaire Warren Buffett? An online auction for the chance to break bread with the Oracle of Omaha took in just over $1 million this past week.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: BusinessWeek


  • Torres, 26, added: "The club will explain the real situation to me of how things are at present and in the future - and I will also talk to the new coach."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Fernando Torres Source: The Sun

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