All that is a prelude to explain the significance of the numbers at the top: 51 percent, 47 percent, and then 32 percent.
How else does one explain the veritable buffet of crazy we have witnessed during the primary season?
Saudi TV showed him meeting with King Abdullah after the attack to explain what had happened.
early 15c., from Latin explanare "to make level, smooth out;" also "to explain, make clear" (see explanation).
Originally explane, spelling altered by influence of plain. Also see plane (v.2). In 17c., occasionally used more literally, of the unfolding of material things: Evelyn has buds that "explain into leaves" ["Sylva, or, A discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of timber in His Majesties dominions," 1664]. Related: Explained; explaining; explains.