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excuse, apology
n. a poor example; "it was an apology for a meal"; "a poor excuse for an automobile"
excuse
n. a note explaining an absence; "he had to get his mother to write an excuse for him"
Excuse
n. [an expression used in order to pardon or forgive]
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condone, excuse
v. excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with; "excuse someone's behavior"; "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities"
explain, excuse
v. 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"
let off, exempt, relieve, excuse
v. grant exemption or release to; "Please excuse me from this class"
beg off, excuse
v. ask for permission to be released from an engagement
rationalise, rationalize, justify, excuse, apologise, apologize
v. defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success"
pardon, excuse
v. accept an excuse for; "Please excuse my dirty hands"
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feint
n. any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)
adjustment, modification, alteration
n. the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
mandate
n. the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory
guarantee
n. an unconditional commitment that something will happen or that something is true; "there is no guarantee that they are not lying"
stock-purchase warrant, stock warrant, warrant
n. a type of security issued by a corporation (usually together with a bond or preferred stock) that gives the holder the right to purchase a certain amount of common stock at a stated price; "as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities"
explanation
n. the act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible; "I heard his explanation of the accident"
justification
n. a statement in explanation of some action or belief
stalking-horse, pretext
n. something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason
ground, basis, footing
n. a relation that provides the foundation for something; "they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis"
tolerate
v. have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen or environmental condition; "The patient does not tolerate the anti-inflammatory drugs we gave him"
approve
v. judge to be right or commendable; think well of
reason, argue
v. present reasons and arguments
countenance, let, allow, permit
v. consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
O.K., sanction, okay, approve
v. give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies"
fink, squeal, confess
v. confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure
recommend
v. make attractive or acceptable; "Honesty recommends any person"
condone, excuse
v. excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with; "excuse someone's behavior"; "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities"
vindicate
v. clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof; "You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel"
vindicate
v. clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof; "You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel"
assoil, exculpate, exonerate, discharge, clear, acquit
v. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
pardon, excuse
v. accept an excuse for; "Please excuse my dirty hands"
send back, remand, remit
v. refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision
agitate, push, campaign, press, fight, crusade
v. exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
explain
v. define; "The committee explained their plan for fund-raising to the Dean"
ratify, sign
v. approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation; "All parties ratified the peace treaty"; "Have you signed your contract yet?"
account for
v. be the reason or explanation for; "The recession accounts for the slow retail business"
rate
v. be worthy of or have a certain rating; "This bond rates highly"
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pray, implore, beg
v. call upon in supplication; entreat; "I beg you to stop!"
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fault, blame
v. put or pin the blame on
excuse
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