Synonyms of excuse in English:



  • 3 she has been excused from her duties for now
    let off, release, relieve, exempt, spare, absolve, free, liberate
    rare dispense
    she has been excused from her duties for now
    [Antonyms] hold to


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  • 2 he needed an excuse to get away from his family
    pretext, ostensible reason, pretence, front, cover-up, fabrication, evasion
    informal story, alibi, line, cop-out
    British informal get-out
  • 3 informal that pathetic excuse for a man!
    travesty of, apology for, poor specimen of, pitiful example of, mockery of; pale shadow of, poor imitation of

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excuse, forgive, pardon, condone
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