Hyphenation of excuse

Wondering how to hyphenate the English word excuse? This word can be hyphenated and contains 2 syllables as shown below.


Definitions of excuse:

A defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
He kept finding excuses to stay Every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job His transparent self-justification was unacceptable
A note explaining an absence
He had to get his mother to write an excuse for him
A poor example
It was an apology for a meal A poor excuse for an automobile
Accept an excuse for
Please excuse my dirty hands
Grant exemption or release to
Please excuse me from this class
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
Defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
Rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior He rationalized his lack of success
Ask for permission to be released from an engagement
Excuse, overlook, or make allowances for
Be lenient with Excuse someone's behavior She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities

Synonyms of excuse:

noun alibi, exculpation, self-justification, defense, defence, vindication
noun note, short letter, line, billet
noun apology, example, illustration, instance, representative
verb pardon, forgive
verb relieve, let off, exempt, absolve, justify, free
verb explain, justify, vindicate
verb apologize, apologise, justify, rationalize, rationalise, defend, support, fend for
verbbeg off, request, bespeak, call for, quest
verb condone, forgive

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