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Definition of Excuse

Excuse

  1. To free from accusation, or the imputation of fault or blame; to clear from guilt; to release from a charge; to justify by extenuating a fault; to exculpate; to absolve; to acquit.
  2. To pardon, as a fault; to forgive entirely, or to admit to be little censurable, and to overlook; as, we excuse irregular conduct, when extraordinary circumstances appear to justify it.
  3. To regard with indulgence; to view leniently or to overlook; to pardon.
  4. To free from an impending obligation or duty; hence, to disengage; to dispense with; to release by favor; also, to remit by favor; not to exact; as, to excuse a forfeiture.
  5. To relieve of an imputation by apology or defense; to make apology for as not seriously evil; to ask pardon or indulgence for.
  6. The act of excusing, apologizing, exculpating, pardoning, releasing, and the like; acquittal; release; absolution; justification; extenuation.
  7. That which is offered as a reason for being excused; a plea offered in extenuation of a fault or irregular deportment; apology; as, an excuse for neglect of duty; excuses for delay of payment.
  8. That which excuses; that which extenuates or justifies a fault.

Excuse Quotations

I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse. - Florence Nightingale
I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.
Florence Nightingale

I don't get high, but sometimes I wish I did. That way, when I messed up in life I would have an excuse. But right now there's no rehab for stupidity.
Chris Rock

Silence speaks so much louder than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say that you're crazy.
Taylor Swift

I use filming as an excuse to take classes. I got my certification in sailing for 'Wedding Crashers,' and now I can handle a 26-foot boat. I played a seamstress once, so I took sewing classes. I love dipping into these other lives.
Rachel McAdams

There's no excuse to be bored. Sad, yes. Angry, yes. Depressed, yes. Crazy, yes. But there's no excuse for boredom, ever.
Viggo Mortensen
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Excuse Translations

excuse in Danish is undskylde
excuse in Dutch is verontschuldigen
excuse in French is excusent, excuser, excusez, excusons, excuse
excuse in German is Entschuldigung, entschuldige
excuse in Italian is scusa, scusare, scusa
excuse in Latin is excuso, excusatio
excuse in Norwegian is unnskyldning, frita, unnskylde
excuse in Portuguese is desculpa
excuse in Spanish is excusa, subterfugio, excusar
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