Definition Of extenuate
make (guilt or an offense) seem less serious or more forgivable.
there were extenuating circumstances that caused me to say the things I did
make (someone) thin.
drawings of extenuated figures
Example Of extenuate
A doctrinal synthesis may be a negative guide, eliminating erroneous interpretation, but only in a very extenuated sense would it be a positive aid to interpretation.
According to provincial law, when a death occurs in Regina a physician or, in extenuating circumstances, a coroner must complete a Medical Certificate of Death with respect to the deceased.
And there are other considerations-the value of the stolen property, the absence of any extenuating circumstances like dire need, or repentance and restoration of property.
‘Unless there are the most extenuating circumstances, a person convicted of murder can expect no clemency until he or she has served an extremely lengthy sentence,’ Mr Holmes said.
Both outfits extenuated the tans and muscles that had grown over the summer.