Definition of "excused" []

  • To pardon or forgive (verb)
  • To seek pardon or exemption for (a person, esp oneself) (verb)
  • To make allowances for; judge leniently (verb)
  • To serve as an apology or explanation for; vindicate or justify (verb)
  • To exempt from a task, obligation, etc (verb)
  • To dismiss or allow to leave (verb)
  • To seek permission for (someone, esp oneself) to leave (verb)
  • An explanation offered in defence of some fault or offensive behaviour or as a reason for not fulfilling an obligation, etc (noun)
  • An inferior example of something specified; makeshift; substitute (noun)
  • The act of excusing (noun)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of excuse. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "excused" in a sentence
  • "James Harrison has been excused from the Pittsburgh Steelers practice today as he continues to mull retirement in the wake of the NFL's crackdown on dangerous and illegal hits."
  • "Is this another case of special people being excused from the standards they demand of everyone else?"
  • "Colorado F Cody McCormick was excused from the team for personal reasons. ..."