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Turkish translation of “excuse”

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excuse

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪkˈskjuːz/
FORGIVE 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.Making and accepting apologies
NOT DO 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?Making and accepting apologies
EXPLAIN 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.Reasons and explanations
excuse me A1 used to politely get someone's attention
Affedersiniz!, Özür dilerim!, Pardon!
Excuse me, does this bus go to Oxford Street?Making and accepting apologiesPolite expressions
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?Making and accepting apologies
excusable adjective
affedilir
(Definition of excuse verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)
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