Pronunciation of Explanation
/ɛksplɐnˈe͡ɪʃən/, /ɛksplɐnˈeɪʃən/, /ɛ_k_s_p_l_ɐ_n_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n/
Synonyms for explanation:
Other synonyms and related words:
contention, alibi, theory, declaration, gloss, enlightenment, cause, score, exposition, invoice, business relationship, basis, illustration, history, chronicle, rationalization, hypothesis, principle, preface, clarification, explanatory, bill, account statement, extenuation, annotation, semantics, demonstration, apology, news report, argument, explication, illumination, vindication, expression, enucleation, construction, interpretive, accounting, elaboration, write up, notes, interpretative, story, reason, account, report, paraphrase, rationale, exegesis.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
counterclaim, reply, replication, acknowledgment, riposte, rejoinder, excuse, surrebuttal, counter-reply, retort, rebuttal, return, response, counter-statement, counter-accusation, countercharge, echo, answer, comeback.
clarification; reason (noun)
definition, excuse, explication, elucidation, history, significance, description, expression, meaning, gloss, justification, answer, story, commentary, interpretation, report, exposition, annotation, vindication, comment, demonstration, account, rendition, illustration, cause.
decipherment, condensation, transcription, exegesis, interpretation, comment, restatement, version, commentary, elucidation, decoding, Paraphrasing, translation, facsimile, rendition, rephrasing, analysis.
indication, thrust, crux, subject, pith, intent, relevance, message, definition, point, semantics, significance, denotation, connotation, tenor, meaning, description, implication, gist, drift, topic, purpose, upshot.
whys and wherefores.
Usage examples for explanation:
- The explanation for this is simple. - "A Cursory History of Swearing", Julian Sharman.
- When Fandor had finished his explanation Juve seized him by the hand. - "A Royal Prisoner", Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain.
- The fellow seemed annoyed, and so I told him he might send to our house in an hour for an explanation. - "Saracinesca", F. Marion Crawford.