spiegare

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Latin explicāre, present active infinitive of explicō. Doublet of esplicare, which was borrowed. Compare Albanian shpjegoj.

VerbEdit

spiegare

  1. (transitive) to explain, elucidate, expound, show, account, understand
    Synonyms: delucidare, illustrare, motivare, chiarire, dire, capire
  2. (transitive) to unfold, spread, open out, lay out, unfurl
    Synonyms: distendere, aprire
    Antonym: piegare

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