verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to diminish or nullify the significance of by explanation: He couldn't explain away his absence from home at the time the robbery was committed.
- to dispel (doubts, difficulties, etc.) by explanation: She explained away the child's fears.
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The explainer in chief can easily and eloquently point to all that.Send In Bill Clinton to Save the Democratic Midterm Campaign|Robert Shrum|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Strugnell took the opportunity and ran with it—shooting, editing, and uploading an explainer video Sunday evening.Facebook Profile Pictures Taken Over by Giraffes: Behind the Invasion|Susanna Speier|November 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Just as the explainer may pass from cause to effect so may the arguer.Public Speaking|Clarence Stratton
But the explanation of evils is never consoling except to the explainer.George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3)|George Eliot
If something graver could but be sifted out from all these journals and letters of frank confession, by the explainer!Ceres' Runaway|Alice Meynell