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excuse

ex·cuse

excuse

 
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
pronunciation: ihks kyuz
inflections: excused, excuses, excusing
definition: to forgive.
Please excuse me for stepping on your foot.She excused him for forgetting her birthday.
synonyms:
forgive
similar words:
ignore
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: ihks kyus
definition: a reason that you give in order to explain something.
My excuse for being late is that I missed the bus.
synonyms:
defense, explanation
similar words:
apology, argument, warrant
derivations: excusable (adj.), excusably (adv.), excuser (n.)
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