a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
- "Are you trying to find a reason... or rather an excuse to continue sleeping?"
- "he kept finding excuses to stay"
- "I was glad of an excuse to leave him."
- "on the least excuse"
excuse or make allowances for; be lenient with
- "excuse someone's behavior"
grant exemption or release to; "Please excuse me from this class"
- bevilja ledighet