excuse

All Noun Verb
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  • There's no excuse not to find something that you love to do.
  • He offered his excuses for being late and took his place at the long table. Cited from The Revolt on Venus, by Carey Rockwell
  • He also asked that they be excused from other religious teaching while at school.
  • He thought for a moment, then excused himself and went out the way we came. Cited from The Black Wolf's Breed, by Harris Dickson
  • He excused himself and walked into another room, where he shot himself.
  • The event is an excuse to meet with the other members of the network.
  • They used her action as one more excuse to beat her.
  • Just an excuse for people who didn't know or understand me.
  • After ten minutes, he made an excuse and left the room.
  • He did not like being told that excuses were made for him. Cited from Phineas Finn, by Anthony Trollope
  • She asked for nothing better, but excused herself on account of want of opportunity. Cited from One Hundred Merrie And Delightsome Stories, by Various
  • Surprised and left with no excuse to turn down the offer, he finally accepted.
  • He had given his word and unless she excused him he would have to make it good. Cited from Rimrock Jones, by Dane Coolidge
  • He excused himself for acting the part of a man just returned from the other world. Cited from The Man With The Broken Ear, by Edmond About
  • In six months or a year he comes back alone, with a story of excuses. Cited from The Four Feathers, by A. E. W. Mason
  • However, no excuse to take action against him ever appeared.
  • He never mentioned it for years, because he did not think it fair to make excuses.
  • But if it was not the reason, it may have been the excuse.
  • Each of you has your own duties so you cannot excuse yourselves from them!
  • He therefore excused himself, and taking his hat, went out for a walk. Cited from Five Hundred Dollars, by Horatio Alger
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Meaning of excuse

  • noun A defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
    he kept finding excuses to stay, every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job, his transparent self-justification was unacceptable
  • noun A note explaining an absence
    he had to get his mother to write an excuse for him
  • verb Accept an excuse for
    Please excuse my dirty hands
  • verb Grant exemption or release to
    Please excuse me from this class
  • verb 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
  • verb Ask for permission to be released from an engagement
  • verb Excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with
    excuse someone's behavior, She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities