excuse / eks-qze
*I'll excuse you this time, but don't be late again.
*Can I be excused from swimming today? I have a cold.
- [verb] (transitive verb)
- 1. to forgive someone for doing something that is not seriously wrong, such as being rude or careless
2. to allow someone to not to do something that they should normaly do
- <word family>
- excuse, excusableness, excusal [noun]
- excusable, excusable [adj]
- excusably [adv]