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Meanings for excuse

the justification for an error, mistake or absence

excuse, alibi, exculpation, self-justification(noun)

a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.

"he kept finding excuses to stay"; "every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job"; "his transparent self-justification was unacceptable"

excuse(noun)

a note explaining an absence

"he had to get his mother to write an excuse for him"

apology, excuse(verb)

a poor example

"it was an apology for a meal"; "a poor excuse for an automobile"

excuse, pardon(verb)

accept an excuse for

"Please excuse my dirty hands"

excuse, relieve, let off, exempt(verb)

grant exemption or release to

"Please excuse me from this class"

excuse, explain(verb)

serve as a reason or cause or justification of

"Your need to sleep late does not excuse your late arrival at work"; "Her recent divorce may explain her reluctance to date again"

apologize, apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationalise(verb)

defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

"rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success"

excuse, beg off(verb)

ask for permission to be released from an engagement

excuse, condone(verb)

excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with

"excuse someone's behavior"; "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities"

an explanation that frees one from fault or blame

"a really important business call" is no excuse for not paying proper attention to one's driving

to dismiss as of little importance

more often than not, voters are willing to excuse a candidate's youthful indiscretion

to be an acceptable reason for

having a female passenger in labor will generally excuse a little disregard for the speed limit

to make (something) seem less bad by offering excuses

he's always excusing his chronic lying by claiming that everybody lies

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Example Sentences of excuse

Excuse me?

Excuse me.

Please excuse me.

Can you excuse me?

Excuse me a minute.

You must excuse me.

Would you excuse me?

Excuse me one moment.

Excuse me one second.

Excuse my clumsiness.

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Excuse in different languages

  • اعتذر, عذر, غفرArabic
  • оправдание извинение прощавам оправдавам Bulgarian
  • omluvit záminka výmluva omluva Czech
  • entschuldigen ausrede verzeihen sich entschuldigen German
  • senkulpigo Esperanto
  • excusa excusar perdonar Spanish
  • tekosyy veruke Finnish
  • justifier excuse excuser pardonner prétexte French
  • leithscéal Irish
  • math, leisgeulScots Gaelic
  • תירוץ, אמתלהHebrew
  • exkuzoEsperanto
  • pretesto scusare scusarsi scusa giustificarsi perdonare Italian
  • 言い訳をする, 言い訳, 許す, 弁解, 口実Japanese
  • excuso utior īgnōscō mihi īgnōscō Latin
  • takutakunga, takungaMaori
  • ക്ഷമിയ്ക്കുക ക്ഷമാപണം ഒഴിവുകഴിവ് Malayalam
  • goedpraten vergeven excuseren verontschuldigen uitvlucht excuus Dutch
  • tilgi unnskyldning Norwegian
  • wybaczyć usprawiedliwić Polish
  • desculpar desculpa perdoar desculpar-se Portuguese
  • scuza Romanian
  • оправдывать извинить оправдание отговорка оправдать прощать простить извиняться извинять извинение Russian
  • ursäkt ursäkta urskuldra Swedish
  • dahilan, magpatawad, hayaan, patawarinTagalog
  • bahane Turkish
  • вибачтеUkrainian

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