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explain

1. verb make clear, elucidate 2. verb provide reason for 3. verb account for 4. verb clarify (what one means) 5. verb justify (yourself) 1 verb make clear, elucidate
TRANSITIVEmínigh verb  c m ucan you explain the answer? an féidir leat an freagra a mhíniú?I can't explain it ní féidir liom é a mhíniú, níl aon mhíniú agam airhe explained to us that the office was closed mhínigh sé dúinn go raibh an oifig dúntaSeán here will explain what you need to do míneoidh Seán anseo cad is gá daoibh a dhéanamh'She isn't well,' Ma explained. 'Níl sí ag aireachtáil go maith,' a mhínigh Mam dúinn.the booklet explains the appeal process míníonn an leabhrán an próiseas achomhairc, tugtar míniú sa leabhrán ar an bpróiseas achomhairc
INTRANSITIVElet me explain lig dom é a mhíniú, lig dom míniú a thabhairt
2 verb provide reason for TRANSITIVEmínigh verb  c m u
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3 verb account for TRANSITIVEmínigh verb  c m umíniú a thabhairt ar VPhis faith partly explains his views tugann a chreideamh míniú éigin ar a thuairimíthe fall in house prices might explain their decision seans go bhfuil baint éigin ag an titim i bpraghas na dtithe lena gcinneadhthat explains nothing ní mhíníonn sé sin aon rud 4 verb clarify (what one means) TRANSITIVEto explain yourself tú féin a chur in iúl, do chás a mhíniúperhaps I didn't explain myself very well b'fhéidir nár chuir mé mé féin in iúl rómhaith 5 verb justify (yourself) TRANSITIVEto explain yourself do chás a dhéanamh, do chás a mhíniú, do scéal a insintI had to go and explain myself to the board bhí orm dul agus mo chás a mhíniú don bhordexplain yourselves! cad é an leithscéal atá agaibh?

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