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Alibi meaning in English: In this article, the meaning of the word ‘Alibi’ is explained in easy English with examples, along with its synonyms and antonyms.

Alibi pronunciation= alibai, al-uh-bahy

Alibi meaning in English

‘Alibi’ means an excuse, that you were somewhere else, so you didn’t do it, especially one used to avoid responsibility or blame.

Alibi (Noun):

1. ‘Alibi’ is a claim or defense by a person charged with a crime or blame, that he was somewhere else when the crime was committed.

▪ So you have an alibi for the time of the murder?

2. ‘Alibi’ is a piece of evidence produced by an accused person to show that he couldn’t have done it because he wasn’t there.

▪ His wife and a neighbor confirmed his alibi.

Alibi (Verb):

To provide an excuse for.

✔ Note: If you use ‘Alibi’ meaning as an excuse, you can probably use it anywhere.

▪ I need an alibi for not going to work yesterday.

▪ I need an alibi for not attending my best friend’s wedding party yesterday.

Alibi-Example

The word ‘Alibi’ can be ‘noun or verb’.

The plural noun of ‘Alibi’ is ‘Alibis’.

The past tense and past participle of the word ‘Alibi’ is ‘Alibied’ and the gerund or present participle is ‘Alibiing’.

Sentences that can be formed using the word ‘Alibi’ are as follows.

Examples:

▪ Well, his alibi checks out, sir.

▪ We’ll keep him until we speak to his alibi.

▪ check Mr. Schroeder’s alibi and tear his house apart.

▪ His wife and a neighbor confirmed his alibi. I am sorry sir.

▪ I never said I was with her, I said she was my alibi.

▪ He had a motive and gave a false alibi.

▪ Although he did have an alibi.

▪ He swallowed the knife and gave me an alibi.

▪ You have no alibi for Mr. Chauncey’s murder.

▪ I doubt he’d go back to her after the way she bungled his alibi on the stand.

▪ Actually, we were simply confirming joe Workentin’s alibi in judge meads murder.

▪ So you had myrtle smith meet him, seduce him and provide him with an unreliable alibi to sink him.

▪ Except sir, all those men have alibis for the night of Miss Tunstall’s murder.

▪ But if everyone was together watching the parade, will they all provide alibis for each other?

▪ And what about his alibi?

▪ The murder weapon was in his room with his fingermarks. He has no alibi.

▪ Sir, I’ve interviewed all of the known Irish agitators, and all of them claim alibis.

▪ A persuasive alibi would be a good start.

▪ Do they all have alibis?

▪ For god’s sake, I have an alibi.

▪ Sirs looked into Mrs. Rosevear’s alibi. At least three people confirmed she was in Winnipeg.

▪ So you have no alibi for the time of the murder?

▪ I don’t see that I need an alibi.

▪ Your alibi no longer holds.

▪ I have to prove her alibi. And quickly.

▪ He had a good alibi for his absence.

Alibi-Synonym

The synonyms of the word ‘Alibi’ are as follows.

Noun:
excuse
defense
justification
reason
explanation
plea
vindication
pretext
assertion
affirmation
story
Verb:
cover for
shield
protect

Alibi-Antonym

The antonyms of the word ‘Alibi’ are as follows.

denial
question
request
charge
condemnation
conviction
indictment 

 


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