One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘I've no wish to extenuate his transgressions’
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
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