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We found 38 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word excuse:
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General dictionaries General (30 matching dictionaries)
  1. excuse: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. excuse, excuse: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. excuse: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. excuse: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. excuse: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. excuse, excuse: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Excuse, excuse: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. excuse: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. excuse: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. excuse: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. excuse: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. excuse: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. excuse: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. excuse (v.): Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. excuse: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. excuse: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Excuse (legal), Excuse: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Excuse: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. excuse: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. excuse: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. Excuse, excuse (f): AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. excuse: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. Excuse: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898) [home, info]
  24. excuse: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  25. excuse: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. excuse: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. excuse: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. excuse: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. excuse: Webster's New World Law Dictionary [home, info]
  2. excuse: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  3. EXCUSE: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  4. excuse: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. excuse: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. excuse: online medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. excuse: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. The Excuse, excuse: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (excuse)

noun:  a note explaining an absence ("He had to get his mother to write an excuse for him")
noun:  a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc. ("He kept finding excuses to stay")
noun:  a poor example ("A poor excuse for an automobile")
verb:  excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with ("Excuse someone's behavior")
verb:  serve as a reason or cause or justification of ("Your need to sleep late does not excuse your late arrival at work")
verb:  grant exemption or release to ("Please excuse me from this class")
verb:  ask for permission to be released from an engagement
verb:  accept an excuse for ("Please excuse my dirty hands")
verb:  defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

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Phrases that include excuse:   excuse me, a pathetic/poor/sad excuse for something, abuse excuse, excuse the expression, bad excuse is better than none, more...

Words similar to excuse:   alibi, apologise, apologize, condone, excusable, excusableness, excusably, excused, excuser, excusing, exempt, explain, justify, pardon, rationalize, relieve, self-justification, beg off, let off, out, more...


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