Chinese (Simplified) translation of “excuse”
excuse 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