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An example use of explain in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… ladies please explain to me second …”
Explain means to make clear and easy to understand.
the word explain occurs in english on average 75.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that explain can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;
2) people, society, and culture;