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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 periodicals archive ?
The effort provides the reader with new analytic tools to organize and understand the seemingly unruly universe of excusing practices in English and American criminal law, and it is the principal contribution of the book.
1) Jeremy Horder, Excusing Crime, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Presumably all phenomena of the universe are caused by the necessary and sufficient conditions that produce them, so if causation were an excuse, no one would be responsible for any conduct, and we would not be concerned with excusing specific behavior.
Fujisaki carefully scrutinized airline tickets produced by two prospects before excusing them to take planned vacations.
Relying on the longest questionnaire used to seat a Ventura County jury, attorneys for Daniel Tuffree have spent a month excusing residents - and still remain a month away from selecting the panel.
The two Los Angeles County prosecutors and four defense attorneys did not object to excusing either juror.