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Definition of Extenuate


  1. To make thin or slender; to draw out so as to lessen the thickness.
  2. To lessen; to palliate; to lessen or weaken the force of; to diminish the conception of, as crime, guilt, faults, ills, accusations, etc.; -- opposed to aggravate.
  3. To lower or degrade; to detract from.
  4. To become thinner; to make excuses; to advance palliating considerations.
  5. Thin; slender.

Extenuate Translations

extenuate in Italian is annacquare
extenuate in Norwegian is unnskylde, mildne
extenuate in Spanish is atenuar, amortiguar