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Noun
A reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offense
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“Cynics advanced the view that self-defense was merely an excuse for the overreaction.”
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(excuse for) A poor or inadequate example of
“Blake decided to ignore Travis and focus on their poor excuse for a rib-eye roast.”
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A need or reason to do or be something
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A very poor or inadequate example of
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A false display of feelings, attitudes, or intentions
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Offcome
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An ambiguity or inadequacy in the law or a set of rules
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A specious argument designed to defend an action or feeling
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Forgiveness of sins
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A set of incoherent or pointless statements
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The action of evading something
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A children's tale about magical and imaginary beings and lands
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Usefulness or benefit
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Verb
To forgive (someone) for a fault or offense
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“I shall suggest that we can excuse this fellow for a one-time, and out-of-character, transgression.”
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To disregard as unimportant or insignificant
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“But what is harder to excuse than the folly of youth is the sight of the game's senior figures acting like petulant, paranoid brats.”
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To provide an acceptable explanation for
“Lou's written statement was thus dismissed as a hypocritical attempt to excuse his actions.”
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To put up with
“To excuse such abhorrent behavior because he can sing and dance is an indication of how society has misplaced its priorities.”
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To relieve of an imputation by apology or defense
“When she begged him to excuse her from serving in the movement, he staunchly refused her request.”
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To bestow legal or official authority to
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Remove or conceal an unpleasant smell in
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To avoid or shirk, either by failing to perform, or by performing in a grossly insufficient, negligent, or superficial manner
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Make amends for
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Show or prove to be right, reasonable, or justified
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To dismiss from duty or employment
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To make (something bad) less severe or serious
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Rid of; clean out
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