Definition of explains

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • explains is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 17
  • explains is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 17
  • explains is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 20

Definition of explains


  • serve as a reason or cause or justification of (verb)

    Examples

    1. Her recent divorce may explain her reluctance to date again

    Synonyms

    1. excuse
  • make plain and comprehensible (verb)

    Examples

    1. He explained the laws of physics to his students

    Synonyms

    1. explicate
  • define (verb)

    Examples

    1. The committee explained their plan for fund-raising to the Dean

See definition of explains in Merriam Webster

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