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Hello vs. Excuse

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Hellointerjection

A greeting (salutation) said when meeting someone or acknowledging someone’s arrival or presence.

‘Hello, everyone.’;

Excuseverb

(transitive) To forgive; to pardon.

‘I excused him his transgressions.’;

Hellointerjection

A greeting used when answering the telephone.

‘Hello? How may I help you?’;

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.’;

Hellointerjection

A call for response if it is not clear if anyone is present or listening, or if a telephone conversation may have been disconnected.

‘Hello? Is anyone there?’;

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!’;

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Hellointerjection

(colloquial) Used sarcastically to imply that the person addressed or referred to has done something the speaker or writer considers to be foolish.

‘You just tried to start your car with your cell phone. Hello?’;

Excuseverb

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

Hellointerjection

An expression of puzzlement or discovery.

‘Hello! What’s going on here?’;

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!’;

Hellonoun

"Hello!" or an equivalent greeting.

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.

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Helloverb

(transitive) To greet with "hello".

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.’;

Hellointerjection

An exclamation used as a greeting, to call attention, as an exclamation of surprise, or to encourage one. This variant of Halloo and Holloo has become the dominant form. In the United States, it is the most common greeting used in answering a telephone.

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.’;

Hellonoun

an expression of greeting;

‘every morning they exchanged polite hellos’;

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.’;

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Hello

Hello is a salutation or greeting in the English language. It is first attested in writing from 1826.

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.’;

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.’;

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?’;

Excusenoun

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

‘Pleading so wisely in excuse of it.’;

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.’;

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.’;

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’;

Excusenoun

a note explaining an absence;

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

Excusenoun

a poor example;

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

Excuseverb

accept an excuse for;

‘Please excuse my dirty hands’;

Excuseverb

grant exemption or release to;

‘Please excuse me from this class’;

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’;

Excuseverb

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

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

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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