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  Words related to exculpation

Related / Similar Words: excuse, alibi, self-justification

 

Definition:
  • the act of freeing from guilt or blame;
  • 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";

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    Hyponyms: extenuation, mitigation

     

    Derivational Morphology: acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate, alibi, excuse, condone, apologize, apologise, justify, rationalize, rationalise, explain, pardon

     

     
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