Translation of excuse in Spanish:

excuse

disculpar, v.

Pronunciation /ɪkˈskjuz//ɛkˈskjuːz//ɪkˈskjuːz/

transitive verb

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    • 1.1(forgive)

      (mistake/misconduct) disculpar
      (misconduct/mistake) perdonar
      please excuse the bad handwriting/long delay in replying disculpe / perdone la mala letra/la tardanza en contestar
      • excuse my interrupting or excuse me for interrupting, but … perdóneme la interrupción, pero …
      • This is truly off the top of my head at this moment and please excuse grammatical errors.
      • Please excuse the typos and misspellings, I sometimes forget to spell-check when I'm outraged.
      • I'm too tired to edit, so excuse any typos.
      • I'm still fooling around with it, so please excuse the mess while we fix the place up.
      • Please excuse any typos or anything that doesn't make sense as my brain is not functioning well.
      • Please excuse the typos and grammatical errors; I have no tolerance for software tools that make my life harder.
      • Finally, the most fruitful source of food (please excuse the pun) was from the economy.
      • Missing an update is a small thing and readers will excuse the occasional lapse.
      • Please excuse the current lack of more original postings on this blog.
      • "Well, excuse my rudeness, but where's the money you owe me?
      • But it is these days difficult to avoid the tangled mess of geopolitical analysis, so please excuse my taking liberties this week.
      • Excuse my ignorance, can you please tell me who Mr Boas is?
      • BTW, please excuse any spelling mistakes as this keyboard is slightly out of alignment, key size wise to mine, and I keep hitting the wrong keys.
      • I know it's not exactly a hot date (excuse the pun).
      • I won't get to post until after I do Sunrise so newbie readers, excuse the mess.
      • Please excuse all typos and/or spelling errors, I try my best!
      • Excuse my ignorance but what is DMT?
      • Please excuse any misspellings or nonsensical happenings… I have my moments.
      • The songs do seem awkward at times as the tight story-line doesn't allow any gaps, but even this can be excused as the songs are very good.
      • She escorted the couple inside, told them to ‘please excuse the mess,’ and did the mini-tour.

    • 1.2(justify)

      (rudeness/conduct) excusar
      (rudeness/conduct) justificar
      • It is a power in the Court to excuse breaches of trust.
      • There are prisoners from Louisiana excusing their crimes by blaming boredom.
      • Without the confession of faith we are bound to rationalize our actions, excuse our sins, and dodge the law's accusation.
      • If I so glibly excused the murder of children, I wouldn't be able to stand my own reflection either.
      • Whatever he may or may not have said to his girlfriend in no way justifies or excuses his murder.
      • That, in our submission, did nothing to excuse the delinquency of discovery.
      • His intentions were good, but does that really excuse the fact that he actively supported a junta responsible for ten thousand murders?
      • That doesn't excuse his sin, it compounds it since he, of all people, should know better.
      • Whilst this revelation doesn't excuse the way Croydon is, it does help us understand why.
      • After the end of August the learning curve may have been continuing but I find that after that time there was no synergy of mutual fault which excuses any breach of the agreement by the company.
      • From the time they were boys, others have fawned over them, winked at their flaws, excused their peccadilloes.
      • The prosecution suggested she had manufactured and exaggerated the abuse to excuse murder.
      • Where the Crown can demonstrate that there was no prejudice to the accused flowing from a delay, then such proof may serve to excuse the delay.
      • Apart from our penchant for ritual, in matters of corruption it is our fondness of explaining and excusing the crime that is most visible.
      • But that does not excuse the fact that he pled guilty to harboring aliens.
      • You can't excuse murder just because you want to sue the drug companies or the doctors on the back end.
      • Now, I'm not for a minute going to excuse those crimes.
      • The difficulties encountered in investigations did not excuse wrongdoing on the part of gardaí, Mr McDowell said.
      • But none of this excuses the fact that Hollywood's silence is deafening.
      • I don't mean to excuse the crimes committed in the name of anticommunism.
      • He does not make himself anonymous by excusing his errors and sins as functions of inauspicious circumstances or bad social influences.
      • Understanding another's pain and motives does not excuse the acts they choose to express themselves.
      • Even though the outcome may be perfectly just, it does not in fact excuse the way in which he dealt with it.
      • These groups are quick to point out that no one has yet been killed in one of their attacks, as if that fact somehow excuses their other criminal activity.
      • The following year, he told the conference: ‘No one but a fool would excuse crime on the basis of social conditions.’
      • You did not excuse the wrongdoings of the executives involved in the recently uncovered corporate scandals.
      • In my opinion, excusing complicit parties excuses rape itself.
      • Lester's negativity is presumably excused by the fact that when he did care about a band, he like really cared man.
      • Since men who've known the horror and stress of war would not excuse such crimes why are so many conservatives willing to do so?
      • If the violence weren't emphasized, the cops and courts would go on excusing the crime as an excess of boyishness provoked by flashy dress, raging hormones, dirty music, and too much junk food.
      • To excuse sin as sickness is a tempting way to avoid responsibility.
      • Without in any way excusing horrible atrocities against civilians, it is crucial to understand the use of violence, even terror, in terms that go beyond a single individual.
      • Their bond is strong, strong enough to excuse murder.
      • The first film's rather subdued acting could be excused by the fact that it had had to set the scene, give the background to the few people who'd never heard of the stories.
      • The media should refrain from reporting on events staged by politicians trying to excuse their own misconduct or making unfounded accusations.

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    (release from obligation)
    disculpar
    they asked to be excused pidieron que los disculparan
    • please may I be excused? (used by schoolchildren) señorita (or profesor etc.) ¿puedo ir al baño?
    • to excuse sb (from) sth dispensar / eximir a algn de algo
    • Tomorrow night, hinging on the field test, I may excuse you from the duties, but only if you pass.
    • Since our turnaround will be quick, tell Lori that she is excused from cargo duty.
    • A magistrate in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, spared a prosecutor's vocal chords last week by excusing him from reading out a local drunk's previous convictions.
    • Eventually, much to my surprise, once Siana was about 8 months pregnant, Mary excused her from her duties so she could rest.
    • I am excused from heavy duty by the Surgeon for ten days on account of my feeble condition.
    • Cole was not in the United squad for the Charity Shield game with Liverpool on Sunday because his wife broke a collarbone in a fall and he was excused duty.
    • He would soon be writing to RAZ asking the referees' body to excuse him so he could concentrate on his mayoral duties.
    • He figured that if he helped out early enough, they would excuse him out of clean-up duty afterwards.
    • Her father happened to be an ardent Nazi, and when she begged him to excuse her from serving in the Hitler Youth, he staunchly refused her request.
    • I would like to request that Elizabeth be excused from her usual duties.
    • Thankfully, I was excused from jury duty this time.
    • Then he excused me from my duties for the rest of the day, and I began the long walk back to my room.
    • There's only one exception and that's if you're touring, you're excused but otherwise you must be there.
    • Consequently, it becomes virtually impossible to convince men that a woman's gender won't excuse her from duty at some point.
    • At present there is no legal or legislative precedence, as far as we know, that automatically excuses a Muslim from jury duty in all circumstances.
    • Mariah excused her for doorbell duty and we all lounged out on the floor and sofa.

reflexive verb

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    (on leaving)
    excusarse
    she excused herself and left se excusó y se fue
    • Without asking to be excused he stood up and left the room through the kitchen.
    • He stopped dead in his tracks and waited to be formerly excused from the room.
    • Zack was quiet, then at a good moment he intervened and politely excused us and took me on a quick tour of the house.
    • Twenty minutes later all tests had been handed in and Hector excused us from the room as the bell rang, announcing the start of a break between classes.
    • Alison without even asking to be excused quietly got up and left the room.
    • Ryla politely asked to be excused and returned to her diligent watch over Moon.
    • Dekker was excused from the room, and three members of the Haddon Heights church took the stand.
    • The teacher excused him politely, and asked the class to return to their seats.
    • We went on and on for another hour and once again, right on time, Nurse Patz entered the room to excuse my father and send Maggie in.
    • Soon, Nathaniel excused her, and she quickly stalked from the room, storming up above to Silver Beard's cabin.
    • But for now you will be excused from class and go straight to your room and sleep, is that clear?
    • If they truly want a private conversation then they should be polite and ask to be excused.
    • Other wise all of the women and children present would have to either excuse themselves or sit there all day waiting for it to be done with.
    • After she was finished, I excused her from my room, and sat beside Asona.
    • I finished my eggs and without asking to be excused, I retreated to the comfort of my room.
    • She smiled and she politely excused them from the painful conversation.
    • Lexi was glad beyond her own realization when her father stood and ushered his guests into a social room, excusing Alexis for the night.
    • Finally, after all the dishes and pots had been cleaned and put away Enela was excused to her room.
    • Dinner was awkward, and Chris went upstairs to his own hotel room as soon as he could be excused.
    • If every dish of the meal you've prepared is rejected, allow the child to be excused from the table until the next meal.
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    (offer excuse)
    excusarse
    disculparse

noun

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    (justification)
    excusa feminine
    there's no excuse for rudeness la mala educación no tiene excusa
    • to offer an excuse pedir disculpas
    • I refuse to make excuses for you any longer no pienso seguir tratando de justificarte
    • She glared at Sean with a look that conveyed that she didn't buy his excuse for a second.
    • However, there's also a statutory defence for the defence to show that they had a reasonable excuse for failing to turn up.
    • Let's hope that this does not become an excuse for formally launching operations prior to consensus building efforts.
    • This is not by way of an excuse for my subsequent behaviour, rather some explanation.
    • So I just stood, open-mouthed, floundering, desperately trying to think up a reasonable excuse for not having shopped there recently.
    • What was my excuse for being absent the last day?
    • She told the court there had been a reasonable excuse for having them there.
    • A cultural practice that is manifestly wrong on humanist grounds becomes the excuse for a colonizing mission whose tactics are in turn violent and unjust.
    • This is true, without any exception for the effects of climate, which some have set up as a kind of justification or excuse for the enforcement of compulsory labour.
    • Outsiders, when brought before the court on charges of drunkenness, invariably pleaded to drinking too much of the local cider as the excuse for their offences.
    • The newest excuse for sickness and probably the next bandwagon to jump on for a claim is sick building syndrome.
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    (pretext)
    excusa feminine
    pretexto masculine
    that's just an excuse eso no es más que una excusa / un pretexto
    • a good excuse una buena excusa
    • a lame excuse una excusa poco convincente
    • to make excuses poner excusas
    • a birthday is a good excuse for a party un cumpleaños es una buena excusa para una fiesta
    • he's a pathetic excuse for a man no merece llamarse hombre
    • It can be said that Tuesday night is the one night when there is no real excuse to party.
    • In your cartoons, you make fun of people who use Internet activism as an excuse to avoid real activism.
    • The Patriot Act was put forward as an excuse and I was asked to reapply.
    • Were scheduling conflicts an excuse or a real factor in your relationship?
    • She is using the thesis as an excuse to write up all of her unpublished data, but she has no experience with this.
    • The new law could be for child safety, but it could also be an easy excuse to write more tickets.
    • They may be accused of exaggerating their symptoms or just looking for an excuse to get out of working.
    • We find pretexts and excuses to nip through the main room to check on David, bringing him half an orange, a chunk of chocolate, so he knows we're still thinking of him.
    • The usual excuse is put forward - it will provide more jobs.
    • Using the death of a friend as an excuse to write a strip about how many women he used and discarded in one year?
    • Some movies these days just seem like veiled excuses for their real purpose: putting together a groovy sound-track.
    • The excuse usually put forward by former Communists for their support of the Great Terror in the 1930s is that they did not know what was really going on in the Soviet Union.
    • Kym kicked 2 goals and his team won the game but his real excuse to take the day off on Monday arrived at 3.30 that morning.
    • The day most Americans looked forward to as either a great excuse to go traveling for no real reason or a few days off from work.
    • Similarly, the ISC restated the familiar excuses put forward to explain away the critical failures: chiefly a shortage of cash from government.
    • The research was interesting and seemingly never ending, and I realized at one point I was using research as an excuse to avoid writing.
    • Though most of the dialog gives the impression the film is interested in who the real killer is the murder plot line is really an excuse to throw attractive and dangerous men into Fanny's depressed life.
    • Cynics advanced the view that the police attitude was merely an excuse and that the real reason was the fear that the hoped-for field would not materialise.
    • Students also believed their colleagues use age as an excuse to mask their real reasons for not returning to school, whatever those reasons might be.
  • 3excuses plural

    excusas feminine