Make plain and comprehensible (synset 200941308)
"He explained the laws of physics to his students"hypernym: inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event tohyponym:synonym: explicate
Define (synset 201067478)
"The committee explained their plan for fund-raising to the Dean"
Serve as a reason or cause or justification of (synset 200894956)
"Your need to sleep late does not excuse your late arrival at work"; "Her recent divorce may explain her reluctance to date again"hyponym: alibi - exonerate by means of an alibisynonym: excuse
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