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apol·o·gise

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Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. apologize, apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationaliseverb

    defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

    "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success"

    Synonyms:
    justify, condone, explain, relieve, prune, rationalize, excuse, beg off, vindicate, warrant, cut, let off, apologize, free, rationalise, exempt, absolve, pardon

  2. apologize, apologiseverb

    acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing

    "I apologized for being late"; "He apologized for the many typoes"

    Synonyms:
    excuse, apologize, justify, rationalise, rationalize

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "apologise":

    apologize, excuse, disculpo, sorry, apology, apologies

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How to use apologise in a sentence?

  1. Jill Ellis:

    I apologise for disappointing my team mates, coaches and the Federation who have always supported me, i think it's best for me to take a break, decompress from the stress of the last several months and come back mentally and physically ready to positively contribute to the team.

  2. The British ambassador to Israel:

    I am disturbed to hear that Karine Elharrar was unable to attend meetings at COP26. I apologise deeply and sincerely to the minister. We want a COP Summit that is welcoming and inclusive to everyone.

  3. Ignazio Marino:

    I apologise to Romans and to tourists for the unacceptable transport problems in recent days, i have decided to change the board.

  4. Muhammad Ali:

    If you ever dream of beating me then you better wake up and apologise

  5. Kim Kang-won:

    They said it’s never enough even if Japan pays tens of times more, but they don’t put much meaning on compensation, they just want Japan to apologise and let more of its people know, so that there will no longer be such war crimes.


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