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Excuse vs. Exempt

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Excuseverb

(transitive) To forgive; to pardon.

‘I excused him his transgressions.’;

Exemptadjective

Free from a duty or obligation.

‘In their country all women are exempt from military service.’; ‘His income is so small that it is exempt from tax.’;

Excuseverb

(transitive) To allow to leave, or release from any obligation.

‘May I be excused from the table?’; ‘I excused myself from the proceedings to think over what I'd heard.’;

Exemptadjective

(of an employee or his position) Not entitled to overtime pay when working overtime.

Excuseverb

(transitive) To provide an excuse for; to explain, with the aim of alleviating guilt or negative judgement.

‘You know he shouldn't have done it, so don't try to excuse his behavior!’;

Exemptadjective

(obsolete) Cut off; set apart.

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Excuseverb

To relieve of an imputation by apology or defense; to make apology for as not seriously evil; to ask pardon or indulgence for.

Exemptadjective

(obsolete) Extraordinary; exceptional.

Excusenoun

Explanation designed to avoid or alleviate guilt or negative judgment; a plea offered in extenuation of a fault.

‘Tell me why you were late – and I don't want to hear any excuses!’;

Exemptnoun

One who has been released from something.

Excusenoun

(legal) A defense to a criminal or civil charge wherein the accused party admits to doing acts for which legal consequences would normally be appropriate, but asserts that special circumstances relieve that party of culpability for having done those acts.

Exemptnoun

(historical) A type of French police officer.

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Excusenoun

, poor or lame}} An example of something that is substandard or of inferior quality.

‘That thing is a poor excuse for a gingerbread man. Hasn't anyone taught you how to bake?’; ‘He's a sorry excuse of a doctor.’;

Exemptnoun

(UK) One of four officers of the Yeomen of the Royal Guard, having the rank of corporal; an exon.

Excuseverb

To free from accusation, or the imputation of fault or blame; to clear from guilt; to release from a charge; to justify by extenuating a fault; to exculpate; to absolve; to acquit.

‘A man's persuasion that a thing is duty, will not excuse him from guilt in practicing it, if really and indeed it be against Gog's law.’;

Exemptverb

(transitive) To grant (someone) freedom or immunity from.

‘Citizens over 45 years of age were exempted from military service.’;

Excuseverb

To pardon, as a fault; to forgive entirely, or to admit to be little censurable, and to overlook; as, we excuse irregular conduct, when extraordinary circumstances appear to justify it.

‘I must excuse what can not be amended.’;

Exemptadjective

Cut off; set apart.

‘Corrupted, and exempt from ancient gentry.’;

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Excuseverb

To regard with indulgence; to view leniently or to overlook; to pardon.

‘And in our own (excuse some courtly stains.)No whiter page than Addison remains.’;

Exemptadjective

Extraordinary; exceptional.

Excuseverb

To free from an impending obligation or duty; hence, to disengage; to dispense with; to release by favor; also, to remit by favor; not to exact; as, to excuse a forfeiture.

‘I pray thee have me excused.’;

Exemptadjective

Free, or released, from some liability to which others are subject; excepted from the operation or burden of some law; released; free; clear; privileged; - (with from): not subject to; not liable to; as, goods exempt from execution; a person exempt from jury service.

‘True nobility is exempt from fear.’; ‘T is laid on all, not any one exempt.’;

Excuseverb

To relieve of an imputation by apology or defense; to make apology for as not seriously evil; to ask pardon or indulgence for.

‘Think ye that we excuse ourselves to you?’;

Exemptnoun

One exempted or freed from duty; one not subject.

Excusenoun

The act of excusing, apologizing, exculpating, pardoning, releasing, and the like; acquittal; release; absolution; justification; extenuation.

‘Pleading so wisely in excuse of it.’;

Exemptnoun

One of four officers of the Yeomen of the Royal Guard, having the rank of corporal; an Exon.

Excusenoun

That which is offered as a reason for being excused; a plea offered in extenuation of a fault or irregular deportment; apology; as, an excuse for neglect of duty; excuses for delay of payment.

‘Hence with denial vain and coy excuse.’;

Exemptverb

To remove; to set apart.

Excusenoun

That which excuses; that which extenuates or justifies a fault.

‘If eyes were made for seeing.Then beauty is its own excuse for being.’;

Exemptverb

To release or deliver from some liability which others are subject to; to except or excuse from he operation of a law; to grant immunity to; to free from obligation; to release; as, to exempt from military duty, or from jury service; to exempt from fear or pain.

‘DeathSo snatched will not exempt us from the painWe are by doom to pay.’;

Excusenoun

a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.;

‘he kept finding excuses to stay’; ‘every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job’; ‘his transparent self-justification was unacceptable’;

Exemptverb

grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to;

‘She exempted me from the exam’;

Excusenoun

a note explaining an absence;

‘he had to get his mother to write an excuse for him’;

Exemptverb

grant exemption or release to;

‘Please excuse me from this class’;

Excusenoun

a poor example;

‘it was an apology for a meal’; ‘a poor excuse for an automobile’;

Exemptadjective

(of persons) freed from or not subject to an obligation or liability (as e.g. taxes) to which others or other things are subject;

‘a beauty somehow exempt from the aging process’; ‘exempt from jury duty’; ‘only the very poorest citizens should be exempt from income taxes’;

Excuseverb

accept an excuse for;

‘Please excuse my dirty hands’;

Exemptadjective

(of goods or funds) not subject to taxation;

‘the funds of nonprofit organizations are nontaxable’; ‘income exempt from taxation’;

Excuseverb

grant exemption or release to;

‘Please excuse me from this class’;

Exemptadjective

free from an obligation or liability imposed on others

‘a tax-exempt savings plan’; ‘these patients are exempt from all charges’;

Excuseverb

serve as a reason or cause or justification of;

‘Your need to sleep late does not excuse your late arrival at work’; ‘Her recent divorce amy explain her reluctance to date again’;

Exemptverb

free (a person or organization) from an obligation or liability imposed on others

‘they were exempted from paying the tax’;

Excuseverb

defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning;

‘rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior’; ‘he rationalized his lack of success’;

Exemptnoun

a person who is exempt from something, especially the payment of tax.

Excuseverb

ask for permission to be released from an engagement

Excuseverb

excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with;

‘excuse someone's behavior’; ‘She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities’;

Excuse

In jurisprudence, an excuse is a defense to criminal charges that is distinct from an exculpation. Justification and excuse are different defenses in a criminal case (See Justification and excuse).

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