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The meaning of Extenuate

Extenuate – definition

verb

Cause (an offence) to seem less serious.

Usage examples:

Even the fact that you once helped to save my life could not extenuate your offence
verb

Make (someone) thin.

Usage examples:

His whole frame was extenuated by hunger and fatigue
verb

To cause a wrong act to be judged less seriously by giving reasons for it

Usage examples:

He was unable to say anything that might have extenuated his behaviour.

Extenuate translation into English

Extenuate: translate from English into Chinese

Translate extenuate into Chinese (Simplified)}
减轻, 使 ... 温和

Extenuate: translate from English into Dutch

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Verzachten, Vergoelijken, Verminderen

Extenuate: translate from English into French

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Atténuer

Extenuate: translate from English into German

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Beschönigen, Entschuldigen, Mindern, Verringern

Extenuate: translate from English into Hindi

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धीमा करना, कम करना, शांत करना, हलका करना, घटाना, न्यून करना

Extenuate: translate from English into Italian

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Attenuare, Scusare

Extenuate: translate from English into Korean

Translate extenuate into Korean}
얕보다, 경감하다, 변명하다

Extenuate: translate from English into Russian

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Смягчать, Ослаблять, Служить извинением, Служить оправданием, Стараться найти извинение, Уменьшать

Extenuate: translate from English into Spanish

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Atenuar, Extenuar, Mitigar, Realizar extenuación

Word origin

late Middle English (in the sense ‘make thin’): from Latin extenuat- ‘made thin’, from the verb extenuare (based on tenuis ‘thin’).

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