[+person, behaviour] excuser
→ I could never excuse his bad manners.
to excuse sb for sth excuser qn pour qch
→ Please excuse us for our behaviour last night.
to excuse sb for doing sth (in present, future)
excuser qn de faire qch
→ Many people might have excused them for shirking some of their responsiblilites.
excuser qn d'avoir fait qch
→ He has been away so long, you must excuse him for forgetting
excuse me! excusez-moi!, pardon!
→ Excuse me, but are you Mr Honig?
excuse me please (in crowd)
excusez-moi, s'il vous plaît
Excuse me, can I squeeze past please? Excusez-moi, est-ce que je peux passer, s'il vous plaît?
excuse me? (US)
(=what did you say?) pardon?
now if you will excuse me, ... maintenant, si vous (le) permettez ...
→ Now if you'll excuse me, I've got work to do.