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excuse (n):
a poor example
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it was an apology for a meal.
a poor excuse for an automobile
excuse (n):
a note explaining an absence
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he had to get his mother to write an excuse for him
excuse (n):
a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
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he kept finding excuses to stay.
every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job.
his transparent self-justification was unacceptable

Related Words: alibi
excuse (v):
excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with
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excuse someone's behavior.
She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities

Related Words: condone
excuse (v):
serve as a reason or cause or justification of
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Your need to sleep late does not excuse your late arrival at work.
Her recent divorce may explain her reluctance to date again

Related Words: explain
excuse (v):
grant exemption or release to
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Please excuse me from this class
excuse (v):
ask for permission to be released from an engagement
excuse (v):
defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
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rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior.
he rationalized his lack of success

Related Words: apologisejustifyrationaliserationalize
excuse (v):
accept an excuse for
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Please excuse my dirty hands
Related Words: pardon
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No money, no justice

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In a corrupt legal system, you can bribe lawyers and judges to win a case for you


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