excuse (one) from (something)

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excuse (one) from (something)

To allow one's absence from something. I have a doctor's note that excuses me from class yesterday.
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excuse someone from something

to permit a person not to do something; to exempt someone from something. Please excuse me from attending the meeting. I must excuse myself from the discussion.
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Ten BAD excuses from THE cheats: 'We don't live together.
9] To be sure, Horder's complex analytic system includes some qualifying excuses--those which are "capacity based"--that come very close to being claims of non-responsibility, but his insistence on including a normative element ultimately distinguishes these excuses from pure claims of non-responsibility.
Martin Mackay, chief executive of Vecta, said, 'We were really surprised to hear that some people are still peddling the same old excuses from when they were at school.
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