Translation of "excuse" - English-Portuguese dictionary

excuse

noun uk /ɪkˈskjuːs/

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 noun” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)