Synonyms of extenuating
- 1. extenuate, palliate, mitigate, apologize, apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationalise
- usage: lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of; "The circumstances extenuate the crime"
- 1. extenuating, exculpatory (vs. inculpatory)
- usage: partially excusing or justifying; "extenuating circumstances"
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