Translation of "explain" - English-Russian dictionary


verb [ I, T ] uk /ɪkˈspleɪn/ us

A2 to make something clear or easy to understand by giving reasons for it or details about it

[ + question word ] Can you explain why you did this?
Can you explain to me how this machine works?
[ + (that) ] He explained that he was going to stay with his sister.
explaining noun [ U ]

things you say to explain or give a good reason for your actions

объяснение, оправдание
You'll have a lot of explaining to do when dad finds out what happened.

(Translation of “explain” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)