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 ?
"I did not do it intentionally, and not doing it intentionally, I said 'Excuse me.' It appears to me that this is quite enough.
"Excuse me," said D'Artagnan, reappearing under the shoulder of the giant, "but I am in such haste--I was running after someone and--"
"The affairs of my parish--if you force me to confess it--were only an excuse."
"An excuse for keeping away from Monksmoor--in the interests of my own tranquillity.
Germaine's table; and, more amazing still, the husbands had so far approved of the grossly discourteous conduct of the wives as to consent to make the most insultingly trivial excuses for their absence.
In the face of the excuses in the drawing-room, in the face of the empty places at the dinner-table, what could the friendliest guests do, to any good purpose, to help the husband and wife in their sore and sudden need?
While the apology made for Miss Pink stated no more than the plain truth, it must be confessed that Hardyman was right in declining to be satisfied with Isabel's excuse for the melancholy that oppressed her.
Indisposition was the excuse, and I thought Sir Percival looked, as well he might, a little annoyed when he heard of it.
Weston, of a more apprehensive disposition, foresaw nothing but a repetition of excuses and delays; and after all her concern for what her husband was to suffer, suffered a great deal more herself.
Hence Virgil, through the mouth of Dido, excuses the inhumanity of her reign owing to its being new, saying:
"Excuse me, but I'm absolutely unable to comprehend how...just as I can't comprehend how I could now, after my dinner, go straight to a baker's shop and steal a roll."
besides, if they do, we can easily make an excuse; we came straight off a journey and are insurgents, too."
She found one excuse after another, and when, finally, Lord Tennington invited the party to cruise around Africa in his yacht, she expressed the greatest delight in the idea, but absolutely refused to be married until they had returned to London.
himself said frequently that although well educated in the neighbourhood of Blackheath at as high as eighty guineas which is a good deal for parents and the plate kept back too on going away but that is more a meanness than its value that he had learnt more in his first years as a commercial traveller with a large commission on the sale of an article that nobody would hear of much less buy which preceded the wine trade a long time than in the whole six years in that academy conducted by a college Bachelor, though why a Bachelor more clever than a married man I do not see and never did but pray excuse me that is not the point.'
A CAT caught a Cock, and pondered how he might find a reasonable excuse for eating him.