What is another word for explaining away?

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Present participle for to provide or serve as a satisfactory explanation for
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Present participle for to (attempt to) lessen or mitigate the seriousness of
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Present participle for to regard something as being caused by
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Present participle for to justify or make excuses for
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Present participle for to excuse or be a good reason for
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(gloss over) Present participle for to downplay something that is unfavorable or serious
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