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Sense: Verb: explain actions, etc.
Synonyms:
explain , explain away, give an explanation for, provide a rationale for, give a reason for, show grounds for, answer for, rationalize, rationalise (UK), justify, make an excuse for, defend
Sense: Verb: comprise
Synonyms:
comprise , represent , constitute , make up, be , form , be responsible for
Sense: Verb: cause
Synonyms:
cause , be responsible for, be to blame for, be the cause of, occasion
Sense: Verb: include - usually passive
Synonyms:
include , be included, be factored in, be taken into consideration, be considered, be taken into account

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