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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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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.”
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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.”
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Present participle for to provide or serve as a satisfactory explanation for
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Present participle for to justify or make excuses for
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Present participle for to bestow legal or official authority to
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Present participle for remove or conceal an unpleasant smell in
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Present participle for to avoid or shirk, either by failing to perform, or by performing in a grossly insufficient, negligent, or superficial manner
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Present participle for make amends for
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Present participle for show or prove to be right, reasonable, or justified
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Present participle for to dismiss from duty or employment
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Present participle for to make (something bad) less severe or serious
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Present participle for rid of; clean out
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Kind or lenient, often to excess
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Adjective
That lessens the seriousness of something by providing an excuse
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Leaving out
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Noun
A reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offense
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