extenuate

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪkˈstɛnjʊˌeɪt/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ik stenyo̅o̅ āt′)

Inflections of 'extenuate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
extenuates
v 3rd person singular
extenuating
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
extenuated
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
extenuated
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

extenuate
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Synonyms:
reduce , lessen, diminish , palliate, mitigate, qualify , apologize for, decrease , excuse , moderate , justify, downplay, soften, make less, lower , tone down, water down, enfeeble, weaken

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