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Hi

Can I use "excuse" in this context? Which definition fits here? Please let me know. Thanks.

Please excuse the question I just asked.
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"excuse" is being used as a verb in this sentence.
Thanks, MalRey.

I understand it's used as a verb but which definition from M-W fits the given context. In my first post I have linked M-W. Thanks for the help.

Regards

Jackson
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Disregard is probably what you mean.

Rover
2: disregard as of trivial import
Thank you, Rover, MalRey.

Regards

Jackson
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Hi,

If you say 'excuse' like this, it sounds to me like you want us to forgive you for asking the question.

Clive
CliveHi,

If you say 'excuse' like this, it sounds to me like you want us to forgive you for asking the question.

Clive
Thank you for the input, Clive.

In my opinion, it would sound more like you say if it were "Please excuse me for the question I just asked". Isn't it so? But to some degree some linsteners might confusion the two versions and perceive the meaning as you say.

Best regards

Jackson
Hi,

I don't see any real difference.

Clive
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