excuse

phonetic symbol: / ɪkskjús | ɪkskjúz / 

excuse - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a poor example
e.g.)
・a poor excuse for an automobile
apology

[ noun ]
■ a note explaining an absence
e.g.)
・he had to get his mother to write an excuse for him

[ noun ]
■ a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
e.g.)
・he kept finding excuses to stay
alibi , exculpation , self-justification

[ verb ]
■ excuse, overlook, or make allowances for
■ be lenient with
e.g.)
・excuse someone's behavior
condone

[ verb ]
■ serve as a reason or cause or justification of
e.g.)
・Your need to sleep late does not excuse your late arrival at work
explain

[ verb ]
■ grant exemption or release to
e.g.)
・Please excuse me from this class
exempt , let off , relieve

[ verb ]
■ ask for permission to be released from an engagement
beg off

[ verb ]
■ defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
apologise , apologize , justify , rationalise , rationalize

[ verb ]
■ accept an excuse for
e.g.)
・Please excuse my dirty hands
pardon

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