be, seem
easily, readily (both esp. BrE)

The sudden increase in sales is easily explicable.

These atrocities are not readily explicable by any of the usual analyses of politics.

entirely, perfectly, wholly

His actions are entirely explicable.


The delay is partly explicable by the roadworks.

in terms of

The differences in the children's achievements were not wholly explicable in terms of their social backgrounds.

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  • explicable — [ ɛksplikabl ] adj. • 1554; lat. explicabilis 1 ♦ Rare Qu on peut éclaircir, rendre intelligible. Ce passage est explicable. 2 ♦ ( XIXe) Qui s explique; dont on peut donner la cause, la raison, le motif. ⇒ compréhensible. « La condition même de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Explicable — Ex pli*ca*ble, a. [L. explicabilis: cf. F. explicable.] Capable of being explicated; that may be explained or accounted for; admitting explanation. Syn: explainable. [1913 Webster] It is not explicable upon any grounds. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • explicable — Explicable. Qui peut estre expliqué. Ce passage n est pas explicable …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • explicable — I adjective accountable, apprehensible, ascribable, cognizable, coherent, comprehensible, conceivable, constructable, deducible, determinable, discoverable, easily understood, explainable, fathomable, intelligible, interpretable, knowable,… …   Law dictionary

  • explicable — 1550s, from or on model of L. explicabilis capable of being unraveled, that may be explained, from explicare (see EXPLICIT (Cf. explicit)). M.E. had a verb expliken explain, interpret (mid 15c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • explicable — adjetivo 1. Que se puede explicar o disculpar: No todos los errores son explicables …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • explicable — (Del lat. explicabĭlis). adj. Que se puede explicar …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • explicable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ able to be explained or accounted for. ORIGIN from Latin explicare unfold …   English terms dictionary

  • explicable — [eks′pli kə bəl, ik splik′ə bəl] adj. [L explicabilis < explicare: see EXPLICATE] that can be explained; explainable …   English World dictionary

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