This might explain why my bout with self-starvation started when I was a small child.
All that is a prelude to explain the significance of the numbers at the top: 51 percent, 47 percent, and then 32 percent.
Tim Geithner had to explain to Democratic senators how marginal tax rates work?
Meanwhile, the Chileans, who supported Carstens, went so far as to courtesy-call Lagarde personally to explain their position.
Parents can explain to their disappointed darlings that such dogs require a very large house and park-size yard.
I will not justify myself, nor explain my actions: I do not love you.
Who saw its fires here rise, and there descend, explain his own beginning, or his end?
He has to know when he can't use magic, and he has to be able to explain why.
Again, now was not the time to explain the real nature of his lecture.
I want to explain to you that the little girl had not begun with grammar.
early 15c., from Latin explanare "to make level, smooth out;" also "to explain, make clear" (see explanation).
Originally explane, spelling altered by influence of plain. Also see plane (v.2). In 17c., occasionally used more literally, of the unfolding of material things: Evelyn has buds that "explain into leaves" ["Sylva, or, A discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of timber in His Majesties dominions," 1664]. Related: Explained; explaining; explains.