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What is another word for excuse?

What's another word for excuse? | Here's a list of synonyms for excuse.

Definition 1: a poor example - [noun denoting cognition]

Definition 1: a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc. - [noun denoting communication]

Definition 1: a note explaining an absence - [noun denoting communication]

Definition 1: accept an excuse for - [verb of communication]

Definition 1: defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning - [verb of communication]

Definition 1: excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with - [verb of communication]

Definition 1: serve as a reason or cause or justification of - [verb of communication]

Definition 1: grant exemption or release to - [verb of communication]

Definition 1: ask for permission to be released from an engagement - [verb of communication]