Excuse

  • 1 excuse — [ ɛkskyz ] n. f. • fin XIVe; de excuser 1 ♦ Raison alléguée pour se défendre d une accusation, d un reproche, pour expliquer ou atténuer une faute. ⇒ 1. défense, explication, justification, motif, raison. Alléguer, donner, fournir une bonne… …

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  • 2 excuse — ex·cuse 1 /ik skyüz/ vb ex·cused, ex·cus·ing vt 1: to grant exemption or release to excused the prospective juror excused the witness after an hour of testimony 2 …

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  • 3 excuse me — An expression used as an apology for any slight or apparent impropriety, esp as a request to pass, leave, interrupt or catch someone s attention or for contradicting a statement that has been made, or (US) when correcting oneself • • • Main Entry …

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  • 4 excuse — Excuse. subst. fem. v. Raison que l on apporte pour s excuser. Excuse legitime, bonne, recevable, valable. excuse impertinente, legere, sotte, mauvaise excuse. donner, apporter, alleguer une excuse. mediter, forger une excuse, des excuses. il a… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 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… …

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  • 6 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 …

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  • 7 Excuse Me Mr. — Excuse Me Mr. Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Excuse Me Mr.» Sencillo de No Doubt del álbum Tragic kingdom Publicación 1996 (América) Formato CD Single …

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  • 8 excuse — vb Excuse, condone, pardon, forgive, remit are comparable when meaning not to exact punishment or redress for (an offense) or from (an offender). In polite use excuse, pardon, and forgive usually suggest a hope that one is not annoyed. Both… …

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  • 9 excuse — [ek skyo͞oz′, ikskyo͞oz′; ] for n. [, ekskyo͞os′] vt. excused, excusing [ME excusen < OFr escuser & L excusare, to free from a charge < L ex , from + causa, a charge: see CAUSE] 1. to try to free (a person) of blame; seek to exonerate 2. to …

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  • 10 excuse — ► VERB 1) seek or serve to justify (a fault or offence). 2) release from a duty or requirement. 3) forgive (a fault or a person committing one). 4) (used in polite formulas) allow (someone) to leave a room or gathering. 5) (excuse oneself) say… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 excuse-me — or excuse me dance noun A dance during which one may change partners • • • Main Entry: ↑excuse …

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  • 12 excusé — excusé, ée (èk sku zé, zée) part. passé. 1°   Qui a été disculpé. L enfant excusé par la mère. •   Cruelle, pensez vous être assez excusée ?, RAC. Phèdre, v, 7. 2°   Pardonné. Une faute excusée. •   L ignorance de la religion et de la police du… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 13 excuse — [n] reason, explanation alibi, apology, cleanup*, cop out*, cover*, cover story*, coverup, defense, disguise, evasion, expedient, extenuation, fish story*, grounds, jive*, justification, makeshift, mitigation, plea, pretext, rationalization,… …

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  • 14 excusé — Excusé, [excus]ée. part. Il a les significations de son verbe. Je vous prie de me tenir pour excusé …

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  • 15 excuse me — ► excuse me 1) a polite apology. 2) chiefly N. Amer. used to ask someone to repeat what they have just said. Main Entry: ↑excuse …

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  • 16 excuse — UK US /ɪkˈskjuːs/ noun [C] US (UK sick note) HR ► a letter from a doctor saying that someone is too ill to go to work …

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  • 17 excuse — ex|cuse1 S2 [ıkˈskju:z] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1 excuse me 2¦(forgive)¦ 3¦(from a duty)¦ 4¦(explain)¦ 5¦(from a place)¦ 6 excuse yourself 7 excuse me (for living)! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: excuser, from …

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  • 18 excuse — 1 verb (T) 1 excuse me spoken a) used when you want to get someone s attention politely, especially when you want to ask a question: Excuse me, can you tell me the way to the museum please? b) used to say that you are sorry for doing something… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 excuse — (èk sku z ) s. f. 1°   Raison qu on allègue pour se disculper ou pour disculper un autre. Excuse valable. Mauvaise excuse. Se confondre en excuses. •   Quand nous pouvons couvrir d excuses nos défauts, RÉGNIER Sat. XIV. •   Bien que je sache au… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 20 excuse — I n. 1) to find; make; make up an excuse for 2) to accept an excuse 3) to reject an excuse 4) an acceptable, good; convincing; feeble, flimsy, lame, poor, weak; glib; plausible; ready made; unacceptable; valid excuse 5) an excuse for (an excuse… …

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