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explain
British English: /ɪkˈspleɪn/
, /ɛkˈspleɪn/
American English: /ɪkˈspleɪn/

Translation of explain in French:

transitive verb

  • (all contexts)
    expliquer (that que) (to à)
    ‘it's like this,’ he explained
    ‘c'est ainsi,’ a-t-il expliqué
    can you explain?
    peux-tu m'/lui etc expliquer?
    I can't explain
    je ne peux pas l'expliquer
    that explains it!
    ça explique tout!

reflexive verb

  • to explain oneself
    s'expliquer

Phrasal verbs

explain away

explain away [something], explain [something] away
trouver des justifications à (problem, change)

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