Translation of "excuse" - English-Turkish dictionary


verb [ T ] uk /ɪkˈskjuːz/ us

B1 to forgive someone for something that is not very serious

affetmek, bağışlamak
Please excuse my appearance, I've been painting.
[ + for + doing sth ] She asked him to excuse her for being so rude.

to say that someone does not have to do something that they usually have to do

görevden affetmek, muaf/hariç tutmak
Could I be excused from football training today?

B2 to be given as a reason for someone's bad behaviour, so that it does not seem so bad

sebebini açıklamak, izah etmek; sebep olarak göstermek
Nothing can excuse what he did.
excuse me

A1 used to politely get someone's attention

Affedersiniz!, Özür dilerim!, Pardon!
Excuse me, does this bus go to Oxford Street?

A2 used to say sorry for something that you do without intending to

Çok özür dilerim!, Affedersiniz!, Kusura bakmayın!
Oh, excuse me, did I take your seat?
excusable adjective


(Translation of “excuse verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)