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Overview of verb excuse

The verb excuse has 6 senses

  • excuse, pardon -- (accept an excuse for; "Please excuse my dirty hands")

  • excuse, relieve, let off, exempt -- (grant exemption or release to; "Please excuse me from this class")

  • excuse, explain -- (serve as a reason or cause or justification of; "Your need to sleep late does not excuse your late arrival at work"; "Her recent divorce may explain her reluctance to date again")

  • apologize, apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationalise -- (defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success")

  • excuse, beg off -- (ask for permission to be released from an engagement)

  • excuse, condone -- (excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with; "excuse someone's behavior"; "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities")

Overview of adj excused

The adj excused has 1 sense

  • excused -- (granted exemption; "one of the excused jurors planned to write a book")