excuse

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Synonyms for excuse

Synonyms for excuse

to grant forgiveness to or for

to show to be just, right, or valid

to free from an obligation or duty

an explanation offered to justify an action or make it better understood

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a statement of acknowledgment expressing regret or asking pardon

the act or an instance of forgiving

Synonyms for excuse

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

a note explaining an absence

a poor example

accept an excuse for

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grant exemption or release to

serve as a reason or cause or justification of

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

ask for permission to be released from an engagement

excuse, overlook, or make allowances for

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References in classic literature ?
Mr Dorrit,' said Flora, 'you are very kind in giving me permission and highly natural it seems to me that you should be kind for though more stately I perceive a likeness filled out of course but a likeness still, the object of my intruding is my own without the slightest consultation with any human being and most decidedly not with Arthur--pray excuse me Doyce and Clennam I don't know what I am saying Mr Clennam solus--for to put that individual linked by a golden chain to a purple time when all was ethereal out of any anxiety would be worth to me the ransom of a monarch not that I have the least idea how much that would come to but using it as the total of all I have in the world and more.
If the ladies will excuse me, I will say that I never yet saw a woman in America, in a sufficiently high dress to justify such an appendage as that which Monson has just mentioned.
You must excuse me," he said, "but a sense of humor was always my undoing, and this reversal of our positions is a little odd, isn't it?
But, excuse me, I must just call at a house on our way, a house where I have found consolation and help in all my trials for years.
I beg your pardon,' he said, turning and removing his hat; 'pray excuse me.