Definition of Extenuate
to cause a wrong act to be judged less because of circumstances
Examples of Extenuate in a sentence
The woman’s troubled childhood wasn’t enough to extenuate or excuse her of killing her husband.
Because the court chooses to extenuate the man’s crimes, it appears as if he will never have to pay for his wrongdoing.
Thelma tries to extenuate her husband’s cheating and make it seem as if his affairs are no big deal.
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