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1. extenuate

verb. ['ɪkˈstɛnjuːˌeɪt'] lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of.

Synonyms

  • justify
  • mitigate
  • palliate
  • rationalise
  • rationalize
  • apologise
  • excuse

Antonyms

  • blame
  • increase
  • worsen
  • irritate

Etymology

  • extenuatus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Extenuate

  • attenuate

Example sentences of the word extenuate


1. Verb, base form
Part of the job description is that you’re comfortable and confident in front of the camera and know the angles that best extenuate your unique features.

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