The 'explain' group
These verbs are concerned with talking about yourself.
assert excuse explain express introduce justify repeat unburden
They were asked to leave the room when the affair was discussed and were refused an opportunity to explain themselves.
This is my last point on the matter as I am repeating myself too much and I want to let people actually discuss the motion.
If we'd had another week together, Neville might have told me all manner of things. He was struggling to unburden himself, but couldn't quite screw himself up to it.