explicate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] very formal 

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/ˈeksplɪkeɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyexplicate
he/she/itexplicates
present participleexplicating
past tenseexplicated
past participleexplicated

derived word

explication

 

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/ˌeksplɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [countable/uncountable]
singularexplication
pluralexplications