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EtymologyEdit

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

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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