vindicate; explain

    • 自分の行為を釈明して
    • in vindication of one's conduct/as an explanation of one's conduct
    • どうして仕事を中断したのか釈明してください
    • Please explain why you stopped the work.
    • 彼の釈明を聞き入れた
    • We accepted his explanation.
    • 釈明の余地はない
    • There is no excuse for it.