Translation of "excuse" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /ɪkˈskjuːs/

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

He'd better have a good excuse for being late. 他遲到最好有正當的理由。
I've never known him to miss a meeting - I'm sure he'll have an excuse. 據我所知,他從來沒有缺席過會議——我敢肯定他不來是有原因的。
There's no excuse for that sort of behaviour. 根本沒有藉口為那種行為開脫。

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

[ + to infinitive ] She was just looking for an excuse to call him. 她只是找個藉口打電話給他。
Any excuse for a holiday! 只要可以去渡假,任何藉口都不成問題!
make your excuses

to explain why you cannot be present somewhere

Please make my excuses at the meeting on Friday. 我不能參加星期五的會議了,請代我致歉。
make excuses

to give false reasons why you cannot do something

You're always making excuses for not helping me. 你總是找各種藉口不來幫我。

(Translation of “excuse noun” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)