explain (someone or something) to (one)

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explain (someone or something) to (one)

To attempt to improve one's understanding of someone or something through explanation. Please explain Claire to me because I can't understand some of the wacky things she's done. Can you explain this chapter to me? I just don't get it.
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explain someone or something to someone

to give information or instruction about someone or something to someone. Please explain it to me. Can you explain Andrew to me?
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"The Prime Minister should come to the house and explain us to how have coal gate files gone missing and how can we recover them," leader of opposition Sushma Swaraj told the Lok Sabha.
Ms Poirier makes the suggestion in her guidebook Les Nouveaux Anglais which purports to explain us to our near neighbours across the Channel.
Sulzberger also said, "It will help make us more attuned to what our readers and our critics, our honorable critics, are saying, and it will help explain us to them.
You can introduce someone younger to Loving Someone Gay III: 20th Anniversary Edition (Celestial Arts, $12.95) by Don Clark -- one of the first books ever to explain us to that pesky other 90% of the populace.
In the same vein, though Post's main object is to explain us to ourselves, there is the normative question whether these three domains are peculiarly American and whether they (and not just their mobile boundaries and the allocation of conduct to one or another) are a justifiable way of differentiating social orders for us?