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EXTENUATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does extenuate mean? 

EXTENUATE (verb)
  The verb EXTENUATE has 1 sense:

1. lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

  Familiarity information: EXTENUATE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXTENUATE (verb)


Sense 1extenuate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

extenuate; mitigate; palliate

Context example:

The circumstances extenuate the crime

Hypernyms (to "extenuate" is one way to...):

apologise; apologize; excuse; justify; rationalise; rationalize (defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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