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Russian translation of “excuse”

excuse

noun [C]     /ɪkˈskjuːs/
REASON B1 a reason that you give to explain why you did something wrong
оправдание
[+ for + doing sth] I hope he's got a good excuse for being so late.Reasons and explanations
FALSE REASON B1 a false reason that you give to explain why you do something
отговорка, предлог
Nick was just looking for an excuse to call her.Reasons and explanations
(Definition of excuse noun from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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