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Past tense for to lessen or weaken the force or strength of
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“The diminutive professor looks pensive, and tries to extenuate his anguish with a shot at dark, gallows humour.”
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Past tense for to represent or estimate at less than the true value or significance
“Juries could properly give no mitigating weight to evidence that did not extenuate the severity of the crime.”
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Past tense for to justify or make an excuse for an offense
“They attempted to extenuate their crimes by the hardships they had suffered, but in vain.”
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Past tense for show or prove to be right, reasonable, or justified
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(smooth over) Past tense for to resolve, or work towards resolving an issue or conflict
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Past tense for to weaken or make feeble
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Past tense for to forgive (someone) for a fault or offense
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Past tense for to keep secret or cover the truth of
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Past tense for to decrease in amount or degree
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Past tense for to become smaller or less in amount, degree or intensity
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Past tense for to justify or make excuses for
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Tall, slim, and rather ungraceful or awkward
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