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Synonyms for excused

Verb

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"

Adjective

1. excused, exempt (vs. nonexempt)
usage: granted exemption; "one of the excused jurors planned to write a book"
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