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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 for "apologise":

    apologize, excuse, disculpo, sorry, apology, apologies

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How to use apologise in a sentence?

  1. Paul Cook:

    We are appalled by the behaviour of certain members of staff at Medway Secure Training Centre shown in the programme and I would like to apologise personally to any young people involved in these incidents.

  2. 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.

  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. Ben Wallace:

    On behalf of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the government both at the time and today I want to apologise.

  5. Ignazio Marino:

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

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