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excuse

synonym (synonym of excuse)

  • (noun.communication)
    a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    a poor example (noun.cognition)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    accept an excuse for (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    grant exemption or release to (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    serve as a reason or cause or justification of (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    ask for permission to be released from an engagement (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with (verb.communication)
     

hypernym (excuse IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc. (noun.communication)
    the justification for some act or belief (noun.communication)
     
  • a note explaining an absence (noun.communication)
    a short personal letter (noun.communication)
     
  • a poor example (noun.cognition)
    an item of information that is typical of a class or group (noun.cognition)
     
  • ask for permission to be released from an engagement (verb.communication)
    express the need or desire for; ask for (verb.communication)
     
  • defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning (verb.communication)
    argue or speak in defense of (verb.communication)
     
  • excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with (verb.communication)
    stop blaming or grant forgiveness (verb.communication)
     
  • grant exemption or release to (verb.communication)
    let off the hook (verb.communication)
     
  • serve as a reason or cause or justification of (verb.communication)
    show to be right by providing justification or proof (verb.communication)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF excuse relation)

  • a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc. (noun.communication)
    a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances (noun.communication)
     
  • defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning (verb.communication)
    give a deceptive explanation or excuse for (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    offer as an excuse or plea (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of (verb.communication)
     
  • grant exemption or release to (verb.communication)
    exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks (verb.communication)
     
  • serve as a reason or cause or justification of (verb.communication)
    exonerate by means of an alibi (verb.communication)
     

derivation (.... is derived from excuse)

  • a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc. (noun.communication)
    excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    serve as a reason or cause or justification of (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    exonerate by means of an alibi (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    accept an excuse for (verb.communication)
     
  • a note explaining an absence (noun.communication)
    grant exemption or release to (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    ask for permission to be released from an engagement (verb.communication)
     
  • accept an excuse for (verb.communication)
    the act of excusing a mistake or offense (noun.act)
     
  • defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning (verb.communication)
    the act of defending or explaining or making excuses for by reasoning (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution (noun.person)
     
  • (adj.all)
    offering or expressing apology (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    capable of being justified (adj.all)
     
  • excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with (verb.communication)
    a pardon by treating the offender as if the offense had not occurred (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a person who pardons or forgives or excuses a fault or offense (noun.person)
     
  • grant exemption or release to (verb.communication)
    a note explaining an absence (noun.communication)
     
  • serve as a reason or cause or justification of (verb.communication)
    the act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible (noun.communication)
     
synonym hypernym hyponym derivation alibi exculpation apology pardon exempt let off example illustration billet line defence defense extenuation mitigation alibi frank color colour exempt beg off condone explain alibi

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