فعل گذرا ( transitive verb )
حالات: explains, explaining, explained
• (1) تعریف: to make clear in speech or writing; make plain or understandable by analysis or description.
• مترادف: elucidate, explicate, show, spell out
• متضاد: obfuscate
• مشابه: account, amplify, clarify, define, delineate, demonstrate, exhibit, get across, interpret, simplify, translate, unravel, untangle
- The instructor explained the operation of the engine to the students.
- Your supervisor will explain to you what the job involves.
- The flight attendant explained how the exit doors can be opened.
- She finally explained why she could not marry him.
- The instructions explain how to combine the ingredients.
• (2) تعریف: to give reasons for.
• مترادف: account for, rationalize
• مشابه: account, amplify, defend, justify, vindicate, warrant
- Please explain your absence from the meeting this morning.
- He could not explain his wife's leaving--hadn't he always been a good husband to her?
• (3) تعریف: to say as a reason.
- She wondered why he was late, and he explained that he missed the bus.
- I have already explained that we are not equipped to handle such large orders.
- The manager explained to them that the large table was reserved.
• (4) تعریف: to tell the meaning or significance of.
• مترادف: account for
• مشابه: account, interpret
- The student understood the paragraph after the teacher explained the idioms.
- Scientists have often observed this phenomenon, but they cannot explain it yet.
- I liked the poem once it was explained to me.
فعل ناگذر ( intransitive verb )
مشتقات: explainable (adj.)
عبارات: explain away
• : تعریف: to make a clarification or give an explanation.
• مترادف: elucidate
• مشابه: amplify, decipher, demonstrate, expound, interpret
- She knew her parents were puzzled, but she did not explain.
- Could you explain again about the stock market crash?