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Synonyms for apologise

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apologize, apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationalise(verb)

    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, apologise(verb)

    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 database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    apologize, excuse, disculpo, sorry, apology, apologies

How to pronounce apologise?

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How to say apologise in sign language?

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How to use apologise in a sentence?

  1. Spaniard Feliciano Lopez:

    I just wanted to apologise and to make him happy for a while, i gave him a T-shirt and a wristband from the match.

  2. Volkswagen China:

    We have paid close attention to CCTV reporting ... and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused to our customers.

  3. 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.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    Always forgive, for it is symbol of strength and never apologise, for it is a symbol of weakness.

  5. Cabinet Office:

    We apologise to all those affected and are looking into how this happened. We have reported the matter to the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) and are contacting all those affected directly.


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