Synonyms of extenuate in English:

extenuate


See definition of extenuate

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