Translation of excuse in Spanish:


disculpar, v.

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈskjuːz//ɪkˈskjuz//ɛkˈskjuːz/

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 /excuse me for interrupting, but ... perdóneme la interrupción, pero ...
      • excuse me! (apologizing) perdón
      • excuse me, can I get past? ¿me permite, por favor?
      • I know it's not exactly a hot date (excuse the pun).
      • Excuse my ignorance but what is DMT?
      • 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.
      • Please excuse any typos or anything that doesn't make sense as my brain is not functioning well.
      • Finally, the most fruitful source of food (please excuse the pun) was from the economy.
      • I'm too tired to edit, so excuse any typos.
      • 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.
      • I'm still fooling around with it, so please excuse the mess while we fix the place up.
      • "Well, excuse my rudeness, but where's the money you owe me?
      • Please excuse any misspellings or nonsensical happenings… I have my moments.
      • Missing an update is a small thing and readers will excuse the occasional lapse.
      • This is truly off the top of my head at this moment and please excuse grammatical errors.
      • Please excuse the typos and grammatical errors; I have no tolerance for software tools that make my life harder.
      • Please excuse the current lack of more original postings on this blog.
      • She escorted the couple inside, told them to ‘please excuse the mess,’ and did the mini-tour.
      • But it is these days difficult to avoid the tangled mess of geopolitical analysis, so please excuse my taking liberties this week.
      • I won't get to post until after I do Sunrise so newbie readers, excuse the mess.
      • Please excuse the typos and misspellings, I sometimes forget to spell-check when I'm outraged.
      • Excuse my ignorance, can you please tell me who Mr Boas is?
      • Please excuse all typos and/or spelling errors, I try my best!

    • 1.2(justify)

      (conduct/rudeness) excusar
      (rudeness/conduct) justificar
      • Now, I'm not for a minute going to excuse those crimes.
      • I don't mean to excuse the crimes committed in the name of anticommunism.
      • 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.
      • You did not excuse the wrongdoings of the executives involved in the recently uncovered corporate scandals.
      • But that does not excuse the fact that he pled guilty to harboring aliens.
      • In my opinion, excusing complicit parties excuses rape itself.
      • His intentions were good, but does that really excuse the fact that he actively supported a junta responsible for ten thousand murders?
      • Even though the outcome may be perfectly just, it does not in fact excuse the way in which he dealt with it.
      • Whatever he may or may not have said to his girlfriend in no way justifies or excuses his murder.
      • Understanding another's pain and motives does not excuse the acts they choose to express themselves.
      • 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.
      • But none of this excuses the fact that Hollywood's silence is deafening.
      • It is a power in the Court to excuse breaches of trust.
      • 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?
      • From the time they were boys, others have fawned over them, winked at their flaws, excused their peccadilloes.
      • Their bond is strong, strong enough to excuse murder.
      • There are prisoners from Louisiana excusing their crimes by blaming boredom.
      • He does not make himself anonymous by excusing his errors and sins as functions of inauspicious circumstances or bad social influences.
      • 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.
      • The difficulties encountered in investigations did not excuse wrongdoing on the part of gardaí, Mr McDowell said.
      • Apart from our penchant for ritual, in matters of corruption it is our fondness of explaining and excusing the crime that is most visible.
      • The following year, he told the conference: ‘No one but a fool would excuse crime on the basis of social conditions.’
      • If I so glibly excused the murder of children, I wouldn't be able to stand my own reflection either.
      • Lester's negativity is presumably excused by the fact that when he did care about a band, he like really cared man.
      • You can't excuse murder just because you want to sue the drug companies or the doctors on the back end.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • That doesn't excuse his sin, it compounds it since he, of all people, should know better.
      • The media should refrain from reporting on events staged by politicians trying to excuse their own misconduct or making unfounded accusations.
      • The prosecution suggested she had manufactured and exaggerated the abuse to excuse murder.
      • To excuse sin as sickness is a tempting way to avoid responsibility.
      • Without the confession of faith we are bound to rationalize our actions, excuse our sins, and dodge the law's accusation.
      • Whilst this revelation doesn't excuse the way Croydon is, it does help us understand why.
      • That, in our submission, did nothing to excuse the delinquency of discovery.

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    (release from obligation)
    they asked to be excused pidieron que los disculparan
    • (used by schoolchildren) please may I be excused? señorita (/ profesor etc. ) ¿puedo ir al servicio?
    • to excuse sb ( from ) sth dispensar / eximir a algn de algo
    • Thankfully, I was excused from jury duty this time.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • I would like to request that Elizabeth be excused from her usual duties.
    • Eventually, much to my surprise, once Siana was about 8 months pregnant, Mary excused her from her duties so she could rest.
    • He would soon be writing to RAZ asking the referees' body to excuse him so he could concentrate on his mayoral duties.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Since our turnaround will be quick, tell Lori that she is excused from cargo duty.
    • Mariah excused her for doorbell duty and we all lounged out on the floor and sofa.
    • 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.
    • Tomorrow night, hinging on the field test, I may excuse you from the duties, but only if you pass.
    • He figured that if he helped out early enough, they would excuse him out of clean-up duty afterwards.
    • I am excused from heavy duty by the Surgeon for ten days on account of my feeble condition.

reflexive verb

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    (on leaving)
    she excused herself and left se excusó y se fue
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    (offer excuse)


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    excusa feminine
    there's no excuse for rudeness la mala educación no tiene excusa
    • to offer an excuse pedir perdón
    • I refuse to make excuses for you any longer no pienso seguir tratando de justificarte
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    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 buscar pretextos
    • 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
  • 3excuses pl

    (feminine plural) excusas
    to make one's excuses excusarse formal