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explained away

verb
past tense of explain away

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1 to give the reason for or cause of
  • after the surprise attack, military leaders struggled to explain away the nation's unpreparedness

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2 to make (something) seem less bad by offering excuses
  • tried to explain away his adulterous affairs by saying that men are promiscuous by nature

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“Explained away.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/explained%20away. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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