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Synonyms for apologize
əˈpɒl əˌdʒaɪzapol·o·gize

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Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 4 votes

  1. apologize, apologiseverb

    acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing

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

    Synonyms:
    excuse, justify, rationalise, apologise, rationalize

  2. 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, apologise, explain, relieve, prune, rationalize, excuse, beg off, vindicate, warrant, cut, let off, free, rationalise, exempt, absolve, pardon

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Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. apologizeverb

    Synonyms:
    make an apology, offer an excuse, plead in defence or extenuation

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "apologize":

    apologise, apologizes, excuse, apology, apologies, disculpo, -apologize, excuses

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How to use apologize in a sentence?

  1. David Bowers:

    As the mayor of Roanoke, to you our city, to each member of this council and all my friends and supporters who have held me in the highest esteem, I want to say today that I apologize to all those offended by my remarks. No one else is to be blamed but me.

  2. Novak Djokovic:

    I let my team down and I apologize to them.

  3. Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko:

    His main task is to apologize and acknowledge what happened. We hope that we can go a little further than just political discussions and discuss practical problems. Among them in particular is the return of the black boxes.

  4. Pat Murphy:

    As a former legislator, I know how tricky the endorsement process can be for folks in Iowa, it was never my intention to make my former colleagues uncomfortable, and I apologize for any miscommunication on my part.

  5. Brian Williams:

    I made a mistake in recalling the events of 12 years ago, i want to apologize ... I would not have chosen to make this mistake. I don't know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another.


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