Found 3 items, similar to excuse.
English → Indonesian
alasan, dalih, elah, elahan, minta maaf, permintaan maaf
English → English
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”
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”
v 1: accept an excuse for; “Please excuse my dirty hands”
2: grant exemption or release to; “Please excuse me from this
, let off
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
4: defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by
reasoning; “rationalize the child's seemingly crazy
; “he rationalized his lack of success”
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
English → English
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Excused
; p. pr. & vb.
.] [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;
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.
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.
I must excuse what can not be amended. --Shak.
3. To regard with indulgence; to view leniently or to
overlook; to pardon.
And in our own (excuse some courtly stains.)
No whiter page than Addison remains. --Pope.
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.
I pray thee have me excused. --xiv. 19.
5. To relieve of an imputation by apology or defense; to make
apology for as not seriously evil; to ask pardon or
Think ye that we excuse ourselves to you? --2 Cor.
Syn: To vindicate; exculpate; absolve; acquit.
Usage: - To Pardon
. 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
, n. [Cf. F. excuse. See Excuse
, v. t.]
1. The act of excusing, apologizing, exculpating, pardoning,
releasing, and the like; acquittal; release; absolution;
Pleading so wisely in excuse of it. --Shak.
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.
Hence with denial vain and coy excuse. --Milton.
3. That which excuses; that which extenuates or justifies a
fault. “It hath the excuse of youth.”
If eyes were made for seeing.
Then beauty is its own excuse for being. --Emerson.
Syn: See Apology