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What is another word for excusing?

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Present participle for to forgive (someone) for a fault or offense
“I shall suggest that we can excuse this fellow for a one-time, and out-of-character, transgression.”
Present participle for to disregard as unimportant or insignificant
“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.”
Present participle for to provide an acceptable explanation for
“Lou's written statement was thus dismissed as a hypocritical attempt to excuse his actions.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for 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.”
Kind or lenient, often to excess
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That lessens the seriousness of something by providing an excuse
A reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offense
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An act of excluding something or someone
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