Synonyms of "EXCUSES"
noun - a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
noun - a note explaining an absence
noun - a poor example
verb - accept an excuse for
verb - grant exemption or release to
verb - serve as a reason or cause or justification of
verb - defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
verb - ask for permission to be released from an engagement
verb - excuse, overlook, or make allowances for