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explain

US [ɪkˈspleɪn]
UK [ɪk'spleɪn]
  • v.解释;说明;阐明;说明(…的)原因
  • Web讲解;向某人解释某事;辩解
Simple Present:explains  Present Participle:explaining  Past Tense:explained  
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v.
1.
[t][i]
解释;说明;阐明to tell sb about sth in a way that makes it easy to understand
First, I'll explain the rules of the game.
首先我要说明一下游戏规则。
It was difficult to explain the problem to beginners.
对初学者解释这个问题很难。
‘Let me explain!’ he added helpfully.
“让我来说明一下!”他热心地补充道。
I explained that an ambulance would be coming soon.
我解释说救护车很快就到。
He explained who each person in the photo was.
他一一介绍了照片里的人。
She explained to them what to do in an emergency.
她向他们说明了紧急情况下应采取的行动。
‘It works like this,’ she explained.
“它是这样工作的。”她解释道。
It was explained that attendance was compulsory.
所给的解释是必须到场。
2.
[i][t]
说明(…的)原因;解释(…的)理由to give a reason, or be a reason, for sth
She tried to explain but he wouldn't listen.
她试图说明一下原因,可他根本不听。
Alex explained that his car had broken down.
亚历克斯解释说他的汽车出了毛病。
Well, that doesn't explain why you didn't phone.
嗳,那不是你不打电话的理由。
scientific findings that help explain the origins of the universe
有助于解释宇宙起源的科学发现
The government now has to explain its decision to the public.
政府现在必须向公众解释决策的理由。
Oh well then, that explains it(= I understand now why sth happened) .
噢,原来是这么回事。

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