excuse

Part of speech: verb

To exculpate; vindicate; justify.

Part of speech: verb

To overlook; pardon.

Part of speech: verb

To release from a service, demand, or claim.

Part of speech: noun

A plea in extenuation of an offense, neglect, or failure; apology.

Part of speech: noun

The act of excusing.

Part of speech: noun

A reason for excusing.

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Usage examples "excuse":

  1. He made the excuse that he did not wish to start till there was a clear road. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. But there is some little excuse this time. - "The Black Robe", Wilkie Collins.
  3. Excuse me, Lady Anne. - "Mary Gray", Katharine Tynan.