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  • verb transitive To explain by relating circumstances; to show that some one, thing or members of a group are present or have been processed.
  • verb transitive To be the primary cause of
  • verb transitive To constitute in amount or portion.
  • verb To make or render a reckoning of funds, persons, or things.
  • verb To be answerable for.
  • verb military, transitive To destroy or put out of action.

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  • verb give reasons for
  • verb be the reason or explanation for

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