explain vs explicate what difference

what is difference between explain and explicate

English

Etymology

From Middle English explanen, from Old French explaner, from Latin explanō (I flatten, spread out, make plain or clear, explain), from ex- (out) + planō (I flatten, make level), from planus (level, plain); see plain and plane. Compare esplanade, splanade. Displaced Old English ġereċċan.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈspleɪn/, /ɛkˈspleɪn/
  • Rhymes: -eɪn

Verb

explain (third-person singular simple present explains, present participle explaining, simple past and past participle explained)

  1. To make plain, manifest, or intelligible; to clear of obscurity; to illustrate the meaning of.
  2. To give a valid excuse for past behavior.
  3. (obsolete) To make flat, smooth out.
  4. (obsolete) To unfold or make visible.
    • April 14, 1684, John Evelyn, a letter sent to the Royal Society concerning the damage done to his gardens by the preceding winter
      The horse-chestnut is [] ready to explain its leaf.
  5. (intransitive) To make something plain or intelligible.

Synonyms

  • (give a sufficiently detailed report): expound, elaborate, recce

Derived terms

  • afore-explained
  • explain away
  • explainer
  • mansplain
  • please explain
  • -splain

Related terms

  • explanation
  • explanatory

Translations

Further reading

  • explain in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • explain in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • explain at OneLook Dictionary Search


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin explicāre, present active infinitive of explicō (unfold, explain).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɛksplɪˌkeɪt/
  • (General American, weak vowel merger) IPA(key): /ˈɛkspləˌkeɪt/
  • Hyphenation: ex‧pli‧cate

Verb

explicate (third-person singular simple present explicates, present participle explicating, simple past and past participle explicated)

  1. (transitive) To explain meticulously or in great detail.
    Synonyms: elucidate, analyze
    • 1650, Jeremy Taylor, The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living

Related terms

  • complicate
  • explication
  • explicative
  • explicator
  • explicit

Translations

Adjective

explicate (comparative more explicate, superlative most explicate)

  1. (obsolete) Evolved; unfolded.

References

  • explicate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

References

Further reading

  • explicate at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • explicate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Latin

Adverb

explicātē (not comparable)

  1. clearly, plainly

Verb

explicāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of explicō

References

  • explicate in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • explicate in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • explicate in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.

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