Definisi 'excuse'
English to English
noun
1 a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
Example:
• he kept finding excuses to stay
• every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job
• his transparent self-justification was unacceptable
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2 a note explaining an absence
Example:
• he had to get his mother to write an excuse for him
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3 a poor example
Example:
• it was an apology for a meal
• a poor excuse for an automobile
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4 The act of excusing, apologizing, exculpating, pardoning, releasing, and the like; acquittal; release; absolution; justification; extenuation.
source: webster1913
verb
5 accept an excuse for
Example:
• Please excuse my dirty hands
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6 grant exemption or release to
Example:
• Please excuse me from this class
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7 serve as a reason or cause or justification of
Example:
• Your need to sleep late does not excuse your late arrival at work
• Her recent divorce may explain her reluctance to date again
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8 defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
Example:
• rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
• he rationalized his lack of success
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9 ask for permission to be released from an engagement
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10 excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with
Example:
• excuse someone's behavior
• She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities
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11 To free from accusation, or the imputation of fault or blame; to clear from guilt; to release from a charge; to justify by extenuating a fault; to exculpate; to absolve; to acquit.
source: webster1913
More Word(s)
exempt, let off, relieve, beg off, condone, example, illustration, instance, representative, billet, forgive, absolve, bespeak, extenuation, mitigation, alibi, frank, color,

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