Translation of "excuse" - English-Portuguese dictionary


verb uk /ɪkˈskjuːz/ 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 training today?
excuse me

A1 used to politely get someone’s attention

com licença
Excuse me, does this bus go to Oxford Street?
excuse me

A2 used to say sorry for something that you have done

Oh, excuse me, did I take your seat?
excuse me

used to ask someone politely to move so that you can get past

com licença


noun uk /ɪkˈskjuːs/ us /ɪkˈskjus/

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

desculpa, justificativa
I hope he’s got a good excuse for being so late.

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

desculpa, pretexto
Nick was just looking for an excuse to call her.

(Translation of “excuse” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)