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explains away

verb , present tense third-person singular 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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