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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 ?
Sissy, who all this time had been faintly excusing herself with tears in her eyes, was now waved over by the master of the house to Mr.
These letters Clennam answered with the aid of his pencil and pocket-book, on the spot; sending the father what he asked for, and excusing himself from compliance with the demand of the son.
In excusing himself on account of a particular engagement, he offered the use of his apartment.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy-Powell agreed with prosecutors who argued that the defense attorney for Sylvia Rolon was excusing jurors based on their gender.
The only women excused was when there was another basis for excusing them -- women who had police officers for relatives or who had child abuse in their family.
In his introduction to Excusing Crime, (1) Jeremy Horder, Reader in Criminal Law and Tutor in Law at Worcester College, Oxford, saves his reader the trouble of such imagining by telling us that the "arguments offered" in the volume "are firmly within the tradition of so-called 'analytic', or--more correctly--'applied ethical' thinking about law, and they are in that respect aimed at judges in the higher courts, and at other law reforming bodies, as well as at law students.
While not excusing the current crimes, experts say similar episodes happen in high schools throughout the country and that crimes among this age group, regardless of a suspect's sexual orientation, are sadly commonplace but less scrutinized than those at Harvey Milk.
It's ironic that so many in this state are coming out and excusing Gray Davis.
It is natural to begin with excuses because the new syndromes are abnormalities and abnormalities are usually excusing conditions that bear on the accused's responsibility, rather than objectively justifying conditions that make otherwise wrongful conduct right under the circumstances.
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.