Bedeutung von “excuse” im Essential American English Dictionary

excuse

verb us /ɪkˈskjuz/ present participle excusing, past tense and past participle excused

B1 to forgive someone for something that is not very serious:

Please excuse my appearance, I’ve been painting.

to say that someone does not have to do something:

Could I be excused from football practicetoday?
excuse me

A1 used to politely get someone’s attention:

Excuse me, does this bus go downtown?
excuse me

A2 used to say sorry for something that you have done:

Oh, excuse me, did I take your seat?

(Definition von “excuse verb” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)