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What is another word for extenuate?

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To lessen or weaken the force or strength of
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“The diminutive professor looks pensive, and tries to extenuate his anguish with a shot at dark, gallows humour.”
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To represent or estimate at less than the true value or significance
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“Juries could properly give no mitigating weight to evidence that did not extenuate the severity of the crime.”
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To justify or make an excuse for an offense
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“They attempted to extenuate their crimes by the hardships they had suffered, but in vain.”
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To weaken or make feeble
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To show or prove to be correct or reasonable
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To forgive (someone) for a fault or offense
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To keep secret or cover the truth of
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To decrease in amount or degree
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