To grant forgiveness to or for
To show to be just, right, or valid
To free from an obligation or duty
An explanation offered to justify an action or make it better understood
A statement of acknowledgment expressing regret or asking pardon
The act or an instance of forgiving
A pretended reason
a poor excuse for
make one's excuses
Rather, he was looking for an excuse not to believe them.
"If you'll excuse me," Darian said.
If you'll excuse us.
Though she came upon the count in his dressing gown every day, he invariably became confused and begged her to excuse his costume.
Excuse me for saying so, but you have no sense about women.