What is another word for explanatory?

172 synonyms found


[ ɛksplˈanətəɹˌi], [ ɛksplˈanətəɹˌi], [ ɛ_k_s_p_l_ˈa_n_ə_t_ə_ɹ_ˌi]

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How to use "Explanatory" in context?

When one hears the term "explanatory," they might think of a dictionary or encyclopedia definition, or a high school math assignment. But what does this word mean in the world of writing?

In grammar and syntax, explanatory words are used to clarify meaning. They can be put in quotations to show the speaker's actual words, or they can be used asides to explain why a particular action or thought is significant.

For example, in an essay about love, the author might explain the difference between dating and courtship by explaining that courtship is when two individuals express their love for each other publicly.

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