Excuse synonyms

ĭk-skyo͝oz'
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A motive for an action or a determination.
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To free from an obligation or duty
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To make (a business or process, for example) more efficient, as by reducing costs or introducing modern methods.
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To give up, stop succumbing to (a negative emotion etc.).
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To pronounce free from or give absolution for a penalty, blame, or guilt. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
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Exonerate is defined as to relieve someone of a duty, or prove innocent.
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A claim, esp. an unsupported one, as to some distinction or accomplishment; pretension
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Subterfuge is defined as a plan or action to hide what you’re doing.
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To cancel or not exact penalty for (an offense); forgive
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The definition of forgive is to let go of anger, blame or resentment towards someone and return to friendly relations.
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To format (a paragraph, for example) so that the lines of text begin and end evenly at a straight margin.
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To undergo or cause the release of stored energy or electric charge, as from a battery or capacitor.
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(Archaic) To bewitch by looking at
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To operate or work (against)
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To mitigate or lessen.
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In criminal law, to clear a person, to release or set him free, or to discharge him from an accusation of committing a criminal offense after a judicial finding that he is not guilty of the crime or after the court or prosecution determines that the case should not continue after the criminal trial has started. See also autrefois acquit and double jeopardy.
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To overlook, forgive, or disregard (an offense) without protest or censure.
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To bring relief to:
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To free from an obligation or duty
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To bypass (something); to skip (something).
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(Idiomatic) To ignore something wrong. Similar to connive.
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To free from an obligation or duty
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To free from an obligation or duty
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To free from an obligation or duty
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To free from an obligation or duty
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To cause to explode.
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(Euphemistic, usually reflexively) To gain weight
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To free from an obligation or duty
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An acknowledgment of a personal error or fault.
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To grant (someone) freedom or immunity from.
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An expression of remorse or regret for having said or done something that harmed another: an instance of apologizing (saying that one is sorry).
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An argument in support or justification of something.
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The definition of a pretext is an excuse or a cover up for the truth.
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An effective, clever or quick way of doing something.
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To lay claim to or establish possession of (something for oneself or another)
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To free from an obligation or duty
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To set free from confinement or bondage:
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Free means to release or let go.
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To release, to free, to give freedom to.
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To lessen the pain or severity of without actually curing; alleviate; ease
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To clear of suspicion; to determine the innocence of another.
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To hear the confession of and give absolution to (a penitent).
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(Idiomatic) To ignore or disregard; to be indifferent.
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To free from an obligation or duty
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To free from an obligation or duty
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To free from an obligation or duty
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To free from an obligation or duty
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To free from an obligation or duty
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To free from an obligation or duty
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(Law) to clear of a charge, suspicion, or imputation
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To free from an obligation or duty
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Serving as or containing a formal justification or defense:
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Willing to conciliate, or to make concessions
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That can be condoned
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Possible to excuse
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Serving to make an excuse
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Justifying; serving to uphold or vindicate
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Capable of being pardoned.
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Capable of being placated; readily pacified; forgiving
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(Roman Catholic Church) Minor, therefore warranting only temporal punishment.
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Affording vindication; justifying.
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The formal remission of sin imparted by a priest, as in the sacrament of penance.
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The definition of an alibi is an excuse used by a person when they’re trying to avoid getting into trouble, so they say they were somewhere they weren’t.
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The definition of amnesty is the act of releasing or protecting a person or persons from prosecution for wrongdoings.
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The forgiveness, purposeful disregard, or tacit approval by a victim of another’s illegal or objectionable act, especially by treating the other person as if nothing happened.
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The act of dispensing or dealing out; distribution; often used of the distribution of good and evil by God to man, or more generically, of the acts and modes of his administration.
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A way of doing this; subterfuge
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(Uncountable) The state of being disburdened or freed from a charge.
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The act of extenuating or the state of being extenuated; the act of making thin, slender, or lean, or of palliating; diminishing, or lessening; palliation, as of a crime; mitigation, as of punishment.
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A temporary or expedient substitute for something else:
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The alleviation of a disease's symptoms without a cure; temporary relief.
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A statement in defense or justification; excuse
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Something that provokes; esp., a cause of resentment or irritation
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A statement of one's motives, or of the causes of some event.
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Remission is forgiveness or the decrease in symptoms of a disease.
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By extension, any volley, as in an argument or debate.
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To win over; soothe the anger of; make friendly; placate
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To prepare something by mixing various ingredients, especially to prepare food for cooking
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To engage in or be prepared to engage in battle to prevent (a population or area, for example) from being captured or occupied by an enemy.
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(Intransitive, often followed by "in"): To yield to a temptation or desire.
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From one state, as of composure, harmony, or agreement, into another, as of annoyance, discord, or disagreement
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To prepare and give out (medicines).
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(Law) To free (someone) from debt or legal obligations; to give legal relief to. [from 15th c.]
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To use or supply with restraint:
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Sorrow over a person or thing gone, lost, etc.
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The action of forgiving.
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Right means correctly, completely, thoroughly or exactly.
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An explanation offered to justify an action or make it better understood
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The act of exculpating from alleged fault or crime; that which exculpates; excuse.
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The act of making excuses to justify one's actions or behavior.
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(Idiomatic) To avoid, or cancel some event that one has previously arranged with someone.
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(Intransitive) To express regret that a certain event has occurred.
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(British) Alternative form of apologize.
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(UK spelling) Alternative spelling of rationalize.
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To free from an obligation or duty
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To gloss over or conceal the faults or defects of; give a favorable interpretation of or a falsely virtuous appearance to
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To free from an obligation or duty
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To free from an obligation or duty
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To free from an obligation or duty
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To free from an obligation or duty
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(Idiomatic) To make a fresh start, for example by forgetting about previous differences and disagreements.
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To free from an obligation or duty
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Something that explains, makes understandable.
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Something, such as a fact or circumstance, that justifies:
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A favor or privilege
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