excuse noun translate to Mandarin Chinese

Translation of "excuse" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun [C]
a reason that you give to explain why you did something wrong
He'd better have a good excuse for being late.
I've never known him to miss a meeting - I'm sure he'll have an excuse.
There's no excuse for that sort of behaviour.
Reasons and explanations
a false reason that you give to explain why you do something
[+ to infinitive] She was just looking for an excuse to call him.
Any excuse for a holiday!
Reasons and explanations
make your excuses to explain why you cannot be present somewhere
Please make my excuses at the meeting on Friday.
Making and accepting apologiesDefining and explaining
make excuses to give false reasons why you cannot do something
You're always making excuses for not helping me.
Defining and explaining
(Definition of excuse noun from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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