Synonyms of excused


1. excuse, pardon, forgive

usage: accept an excuse for; "Please excuse my dirty hands"

2. excuse, relieve, let off, exempt, absolve, justify, free

usage: grant exemption or release to; "Please excuse me from this class"

3. excuse, explain, justify, vindicate

usage: serve as a reason or cause or justification of; "Your need to sleep late does not excuse your late arrival at work"; "Her recent divorce may explain her reluctance to date again"

4. apologize, apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationalise, defend, support, fend for

usage: defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success"

5. excuse, beg off, request, bespeak, call for, quest

usage: ask for permission to be released from an engagement

6. excuse, condone, forgive

usage: excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with; "excuse someone's behavior"; "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities"


1. excused, exempt (vs. nonexempt)

usage: granted exemption; "one of the excused jurors planned to write a book"

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