HyperDic: excuse

English > 9 senses of the word excuse:
NOUNcommunicationexcuse, alibi, exculpation, self-justificationa defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
communicationexcusea note explaining an absence
cognitionexcuse, apologya poor example
VERBcommunicationexcuse, pardonaccept an excuse for
communicationexcuse, relieve, let off, exemptgrant exemption or release to
communicationexcuse, explainserve as a reason / reason or cause or justification of
communicationexcuse, apologize, apologise, rationalize, rationalisedefend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
communicationexcuse, beg offask for permission to be released from an engagement
communicationexcuse, condoneexcuse, overlook, or make allowances for
excuse > pronunciation
Soundsihkskyuw's; ihkskyuw'z
Rhymesabstruse ... Zeus: 40 rhymes with uws...
abuse ... values: 47 rhymes with uwz...
English > excuse: 9 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc..
Example"he kept finding excuses to stay"
Synonymsalibi, exculpation, self-justification
Narrowerextenuation, mitigationA partial excuse to mitigate censure
Broaderdefense, defence, vindicationThe justification for some act or belief
Spanishautojustificación, coartada, excusa
Catalanautojustificació, coartada, excusa
Verbsexcuseaccept an excuse for
excusedefend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
excuseexcuse, overlook, or make allowances for
excuseserve as a reason / reason or cause or justification of
English > excuse: 9 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA note explaining an absence.
Example"he had to get his mother to write an excuse for him"
Broadernote, short letter, line, billetA short / short personal letter
Verbsexcusegrant exemption or release to
excuseask for permission to be released from an engagement
English > excuse: 9 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA poor example.
Example "a poor excuse for an automobile"
Synonymapology
Broaderexample, illustration, instance, representativeAn item of information that is typical of a class or group
Spanishlamentable caso, lamentable ejemplo, mal ejemplo
English > excuse: 9 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningAccept an excuse for.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"Please excuse my dirty hands"
Synonympardon
Broaderforgivestop blaming or grant forgiveness
Spanishdisculpar, excusar, indultar, perdonar
Catalandisculpar, dispensar, excusar, indultar, perdonar
Nounsexcusea defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
English > excuse: 9 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaninggrant exemption or release to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
ModelSam cannot excuse Sue
Example"Please excuse me from this class"
Synonymsrelieve, let off, exempt
Narrowerfrankexempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks
Broaderabsolve, freelet off the hook
Spanishdispensar, excusar, eximir, liberar
Catalandisculpar, dispensar, eximir
Nounsexcusea note explaining an absence
English > excuse: 9 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningServe as a reason / reason or cause or justification of.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"Your need to sleep late does not excuse your late arrival at work"
Synonymexplain
Narroweralibiexonerate by means of an alibi
Broaderjustify, vindicateshow to be right by providing justification or proof
Spanishexcusar, explicar
Catalanexplicar
Nounsexcusea defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
English > excuse: 9 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningdefend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsapologize, apologise, rationalize, rationalise
Narrowercolor, colour, glossGive a deceptive explanation or excuse for
extenuate, palliate, mitigatelessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
pleadoffer as an excuse or plea
Broaderdefend, support, fend forargue or speak in defense / defense of
Spanishdisculparse, disculpar, excusar, justificar, perdonar, racionalizar
Catalanapologitzar, excusar, justificar, perdonar
Adjectivesexcusatoryoffering or expressing apology
Nounsexcusea defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
English > excuse: 9 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningask for permission to be released from an engagement.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymbeg off
Broaderrequest, ask for, bespeak, call for, questExpress the need or desire for
Spanishdisculparse, excusarse
Nounsexcusea note explaining an absence
English > excuse: 9 senses > verb 6, communication
Meaningexcuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"excuse someone's behavior"
Synonymcondone
Broaderforgivestop blaming or grant forgiveness
Spanishcondonar, dispensar, excusar, perdonar
Catalancondonar, disculpar, dispensar, excusar, perdonar
Nounsexcusea defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
excusera person who pardons or forgives or excuses a fault or offense

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