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English verb: extenuate

1. extenuate (communication) lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of


SamplesThe circumstances extenuate the crime.


Synonymsmitigate, palliate


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)apologise, apologize, excuse, justify, rationalise, rationalize


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law









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