admit, admit exceptions, allow, bear with, blink at, color, concede, condone, connive at, consider, consider the circumstances, consider the source, diminish, discount, disregard, ease, endure, extenuate, gloss over, grant, ignore, leave unavenged, lessen, let it go, lift temporarily, make allowance for, make allowances for, mince, mitigate, overlook, palliate, pass over, pocket the affront, provide for, regard with indulgence, relax, relax the condition, set aside, slur over, soft-pedal, soften, take, take account of, take into account, take into consideration, varnish, waive, whitewash, wink at
forgive, forgive and forget, pardon, condone, think no more of, let bygones be bygones, shake hands, forget an injury, excuse, pass over, overlook, wink at, bear with, allow for
, make allowances for, let one down easily, not be too hard upon, pocket the affront, let off, remit, absolve, give absolution, reprieve, acquit, beg pardon, ask pardon, implore pardon, conciliate, propitiate, placate, make up a quarrel, let the wound heal.
qualify, limit, modify, leaven, give a color to, introduce new conditions, narrow, temper, waffle, quibble, hem and haw (be uncertain), equivocate (sophistry), depend, depend on, be contingent on (effect), allow for
, make allowance for, admit exceptions, take into account, modulate, moderate, temper, season, leaven, take exception.