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excused

[ verb ik-skyooz; noun ik-skyoos ]SEE DEFINITION OF excused

Synonyms for excused

  • discharged
  • freed
  • pardoned
  • permitted
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXCUSED

I was afraid you might not be excused in time to keep your engagement with me to-morrow evening.

Carlotta Harrison pleaded a headache, and was excused from the operating-room and from prayers.

At first I felt sorry for you, and would have excused you, but now I can do so no longer.

"They're all in the same box, apparently," I excused my lack of faith.

He excused himself; he feared he was engaged to take down Legard.

They asked to be excused from traveling inland and climbing rocks.

I expressed my gratitude, and asked to be excused for my foolish weakness.

You would not accept them as right or necessary; you merely explained and excused them.

For the past, he excused himself because of the distance, and his not being a good walker!

I beg to be excused from telling that, sir; but I will tell you who it is I would not have.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "attempt to clear (someone) from blame," from Old French escuser (12c., Modern French excuser) "apologize, make excuses; pardon, exonerate," from Latin excusare "excuse, make an excuse for, release from a charge," from ex- "out, away" (see ex-) + causa "accusation, legal action" (see cause).

Meaning "to obtain exemption or release" is from mid-15c.; that of "to accept another's plea of excuse" is from early 14c. Excuse me as a mild apology or statement of polite disagreement is from c.1600.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EXCUSED

exempt

adjectivefreed from responsibility

pardoned

adjectiveforgiven
  • acquitted
  • discharged
  • excused
  • exonerated
  • freed
  • let off
  • manumitted
  • released
  • reprieved
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