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excused

verb
past tense of excuse

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1 to dismiss as of little importance
  • more often than not, voters are willing to excuse a candidate's youthful indiscretion

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2 to be an acceptable reason for
  • having a female passenger in labor will generally excuse a little disregard for the speed limit

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3 to make (something) seem less bad by offering excuses
  • he's always excusing his chronic lying by claiming that everybody lies

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“Excused.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/excused. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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