extenuate

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İngilizce - İngilizce
To make thin or slender; to draw out so as to lessen the thickness
To lower or degrade; to detract from
To lessen; to palliate; to lessen or weaken the force of; to diminish the conception of, as crime, guilt, faults, ills, accusations, etc.; -- opposed to aggravate
to diminish the gravity or importance of
{v} to lessen, palliate, degrade, make thin
{f} reduce the seriousness of (an action or guilt); make smaller, make thin (Archaic)
Thin; slender
lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of; "The circumstances extenuate the crime
opposed to aggravate
lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of; "The circumstances extenuate the crime"
To become thinner; to make excuses; to advance palliating considerations
To lessen; to palliate; to lessen or weaken the force of; to diminish the conception of as crime, guilt, faults, ills, accusations, etc.; -- opposed to aggravate
To lessen; to palliate; to lessen or weaken the force of; to diminish the conception of, as crime, guilt, faults, ills, accusations, etc
extenuated
Simple past tense and past participle of extenuate
extenuates
Third-person singular simple present indicative form of extenuate
extenuating
That lessens the seriousness of something by providing an excuse
extenuation
The act of extenuating or the state of being extenuated; the act of making thin, slender, or lean, or of palliating; diminishing, or lessening; palliation, as of a crime; mitigation, as of punishment
extenuating
{a} palliative
extenuation
{n} a mitigation, a paliation
extenuated
past of extenuate
extenuates
third-person singular of extenuate
extenuating
{s} reducing the seriousness of (an action or guilt); partially excusing or offering of excuses or reasons to lessen the seriousness of an action
extenuating
partially excusing or justifying; "extenuating circumstances
extenuating
If you say that there are extenuating circumstances for a bad situation or wrong action, you mean that there are reasons or factors which partly excuse it. The defendants decide to admit their guilt, but insist that there are extenuating circumstances. = mitigating. extenuating circumstances/factors etc facts or reasons which make you feel that it was reasonable for someone to break the usual rules, or make you have sympathy for someone who did something wrong or illegal (past participle of extenuare, from tenuis )
extenuating
partially excusing or justifying; "extenuating circumstances"
extenuating
present participle of extenuate
extenuation
to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
extenuation
The act of axtenuating or the state of being extenuated; the act of making thin, slender, or lean, or of palliating; diminishing, or lessening; palliation, as of a crime; mitigation, as of punishment
extenuation
to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances
extenuation
{i} offering of excuses or reasons to lessen the seriousness of an action
extenuation
a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances
extenuatory
Tending to extenuate or palliate
extenuatory
{s} lessening the seriousness of (an action or guilt); making smaller, making thin (Archaic)
extenuate