GRE Word List

EXTENUATE

to lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of (something, such as a fault or offense) by making partial excuses : mitigate

The meaning of the word extenuate is to lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of (something, such as a fault or offense) by making partial excuses : mitigate.

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