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English → Indonesian (quick) Definition: excuse alasan, dalih, elah, elahan, minta maaf, permintaan maaf
English → English (WordNet) Definition: excuse excuse n 1: a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.; “he kept finding excuses to stay”; “every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job”; “his transparent self-justification was unacceptable” [syn: alibi, exculpation, self-justification] 2: a note explaining an absence; “he had to get his mother to write an excuse for him” 3: a poor example; “it was an apology for a meal”; “a poor excuse for an automobile” [syn: apology] excuse v 1: accept an excuse for; “Please excuse my dirty hands” [syn: pardon] 2: grant exemption or release to; “Please excuse me from this class” [syn: relieve, let off, exempt] 3: 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 amy explain her reluctance to date again” [syn: explain] 4: defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; “rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior”; “he rationalized his lack of success” [syn: apologize, apologise, justify, rationalize, rationalise] 5: ask for permission to be released from an engagement [syn: beg off ] 6: excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with; “excuse someone's behavior”; “She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities” [syn: condone]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Excuse Excuse \Ex*cuse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Excused; p. pr. & vb. n. Excusing.] [OE. escusen, cusen, OF. escuser, excuser, F. excuser, fr. L. excusare; ex out + causa cause, causari to plead. See Cause.] 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. [1913 Webster] A man's persuasion that a thing is duty, will not excuse him from guilt in practicing it, if really and indeed it be against Gog's law. --Abp. Sharp. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] I must excuse what can not be amended. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To regard with indulgence; to view leniently or to overlook; to pardon. [1913 Webster] And in our own (excuse some courtly stains.) No whiter page than Addison remains. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] I pray thee have me excused. --xiv. 19. [1913 Webster] 5. To relieve of an imputation by apology or defense; to make apology for as not seriously evil; to ask pardon or indulgence for. [1913 Webster] Think ye that we excuse ourselves to you? --2 Cor. xii. 19. Syn: To vindicate; exculpate; absolve; acquit. Usage: - To Pardon, Excuse, Forgive. A superior pardons as an act of mercy or generosity; either a superior or an equal excuses. A crime, great fault, or a grave offence, as one against law or morals, may be pardoned; a small fault, such as a failure in social or conventional obligations, slight omissions or neglects may be excused. Forgive relates to offenses against one's self, and punishment foregone; as, to forgive injuries or one who has injured us; to pardon grave offenses, crimes, and criminals; to excuse an act of forgetfulness, an unintentional offense. Pardon is also a word of courtesy employed in the sense of excuse. [1913 Webster] Excuse \Ex*cuse"\, n. [Cf. F. excuse. See Excuse, v. t.] 1. The act of excusing, apologizing, exculpating, pardoning, releasing, and the like; acquittal; release; absolution; justification; extenuation. [1913 Webster] Pleading so wisely in excuse of it. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] Hence with denial vain and coy excuse. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. That which excuses; that which extenuates or justifies a fault. “It hath the excuse of youth.” --Shak. [1913 Webster] If eyes were made for seeing. Then beauty is its own excuse for being. --Emerson. Syn: See Apology. [1913 Webster]


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