Synonyms of extenuate in English:

extenuate


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See Spanish definition of atenuar

verb

1‘I've no wish to extenuate his transgressions’

SYNONYMS
excuse, mitigate, palliate, make allowances for, make excuses for, defend, vindicate, justify, explain, explain away, give an explanation for, come up with an explanation for, make a case for
diminish, lessen, moderate, qualify, soften, play down, reduce, temper, weaken
ANTONYMS

aggravate