Bedeutung von “excuse” — Learner’s Dictionary

excuse

noun [ C ] us uk /ɪkˈskjuːs/
Extra Examples
a pitiful excusea feeble excuseI've had enough of your excuses.I'm not making any excuses for what happened.He used his youth as a convenient excuse for his failings.
REASON

B1 a reason that you give to explain why you did something wrong:

[ + for + doing sth ] I hope he's got a good excuse for being so late.
FALSE REASON

B1 a false reason that you give to explain why you do something:

Nick was just looking for an excuse to call her.

(Definition von “excuse noun” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)