What is the opposite of excuse?

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Noun
Opposite of a reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offense
“As a consequence of his actions, he had to flee the colony, having been indicted for abusing his privileges as an officer.”
Noun
(excuse for) Opposite of a poor or inadequate example of
“Many viewers would have seen him as an exemplar of heroic and martial prowess.”
Noun
Opposite of a reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offense
Noun
Opposite of a false, contrived, or assumed purpose or reason
Noun
Opposite of a claim that a circumstance means that one should not be blamed for or should not be forced to do something
Noun
Opposite of a false display of feelings, attitudes, or intentions
Noun
Opposite of logic for belief, action
Noun
Opposite of something that motivates or encourages
“The high level of car usage, and the fact the number of large trucks has never been greater, also act as a disincentive to switch to pedal power.”
Noun
Opposite of an event or situation that is absurd, disorganized or fake
Noun
Opposite of forgiveness of sins
Noun
Opposite of the logic or reason for a decision or way of thinking
Verb
Opposite of to forgive (someone) for a fault or offense
“The Speaker is also responsible for maintaining order during debate and may punish members who break the rules of the House.”
Verb
Opposite of to disregard as unimportant or insignificant
“They develop a rationalization of why they do what they do and feel cut off from social groups that disapprove or condemn their behavior.”
Verb
Opposite of to provide an acceptable explanation for
“He knew that his remaining years would be spent in prison, and it was in some way to atone for his transgressions.”
Verb
Opposite of to put up with
“Parents are reassured that teachers do their best to disallow bad behavior in their classrooms.”
Verb
Opposite of to relieve of an imputation by apology or defense
“He sat down together with Gwen to scrutinize Gibbons's letters, looking for anything he had written that could be used to hold him to his promise.”
Verb
Opposite of lessen, mitigate
Verb
Opposite of to forgive (someone) for a fault or offense
“I resent my father for my abusive childhood and the ramifications it has on my ability to sustain any meaningful relationship.”
Verb
Opposite of exempt from responsibility
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Opposite of to disregard as unimportant or insignificant
Verb
Opposite of to justify or make excuses for
“Will you confess to being at the bar when you were supposed to be at home?”
Verb
Opposite of to merit or be a justification for
Verb
Opposite of to relieve (someone or something) of a load
Verb
Opposite of to unburden from something undesirable or restrictive
“We should work towards paying off our debt so that we will no longer burden ourselves with these high interest rates.”
Verb
Opposite of remove or conceal an unpleasant smell in
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Opposite of to avoid or shirk, either by failing to perform, or by performing in a grossly insufficient, negligent, or superficial manner
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Opposite of make amends for
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Opposite of show or prove to be right, reasonable, or justified
Verb
Opposite of to dismiss from duty or employment
“He was exceptional in the interview and was the best candidate by a country mile, and I had no option but to employ him.”
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