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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Extenuate (0.01055 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to Extenuate.
English → Indonesian (quick) Definition: extenuate memperingan
English → English (WordNet) Definition: extenuate extenuate v : lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of; “The circumstances extenuate the crime” [syn: palliate, mitigate]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Extenuate Extenuate \Ex*ten"u*ate\, v. i. To become thinner; to make excuses; to advance palliating considerations. --Burke. [1913 Webster] Extenuate \Ex*ten"u*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Extenuated; p. pr. & vb. n. Extenuating.] [L. extenuatus, p. p. of extenuare to make thin, loosen, weaken; ex out + tenuare to make thin, tenuis thin. See Tenuity.] 1. To make thin or slender; to draw out so as to lessen the thickness. [1913 Webster] His body behind the head becomes broad, from whence it is again extenuated all the way to the tail. --Grew. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] But fortune there extenuates the crime. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Let us extenuate, conceal, adorn the unpleasing reality. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 3. To lower or degrade; to detract from. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Who can extenuate thee? --Milton. Syn: To palliate; to mitigate. See Palliate. [1913 Webster] Extenuate \Ex*ten"u*ate\, a. [L. extenuatus, p. p.] Thin; slender. [Obs.] --Huloet. [1913 Webster]


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