Give reasons (Explain)
To give a reason for something, or to be a reason for something
I tried to explain why I was angry.
To give an explanation or a reason for something
You will need to account for your behavior.
To try to find a logical reason to explain your behavior that does not seem reasonable or suitable
My brother always finds a way to rationalize what he has done.
To have to explain your actions or decisions to someone
I answer to no one except the store manager.
To give reasons that something is true, should be done, etc., especially to persuade people that you are right
I argued against what my boss suggested.
To give a reason for something wrong you did, in order to make it seem less bad
His mother’s illness excuses his absence.
To give a good reason for something or for doing something
I can’t justify taking another day off work.
Give an explanation
A reason given for something
I could not give an adequate explanation for being late.
Give a reason
He gave no reasons for his decision.