Extenuate legal definition of extenuate
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extenuateverb absolve, acquit, allow for, attemper, attenuate, clear, condone, debilitate, deprive of strength, diminish, enervate, enfeeble, exculpate, excuse, forgive, justify, lessen, levare, lighten, make allowance for, make excuses for, make less serious, minuere, mitigare, mitigate, moderate, palliate, pardon, qualify, reduce, reduce in strength, soften, temper, thin, vindicate, weaken
See also: alleviate, attenuate, dilute, diminish, ease, excuse, lessen, moderate, modify, palliate
extenuate to represent an offence or fault as being less serious than it appears, as by showing mitigating circumstances.
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Mozambique is one of the nations in Africa impacted by drought that will profit from a 12 million Italian government programme to extenuate
against the impacts of the adverse weather conditions.
The Minister said that the Water Utilities Corporation would place water tanks in strategic spots in the affected regions to extenuate