Definition of EXTENUATE

to make (something) seem less bad by offering excuses <don't even try to extenuate their vandalism of the cemetery with the old refrain of Boys will be boys>

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up extenuate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More