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Synonyms for apologize
əˈpɒl əˌdʒaɪz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apologize, apologise(verb)

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. apologize(v. n.)

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

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How to use apologize in a sentence?

  1. Jim Murphy:

    We sincerely apologize to the gluten-free community and to anyone who may have been impacted.

  2. Washington Nationals:

    I am sincerely sorry for those tweets and apologize wholeheartedly.

  3. Andreas Von Knorre:

    This is the darkest episode of my entire life, i want to apologize to the state of Singapore for the stupid act...I've learned my lesson and will never do it again.

  4. Rob Gronkowski:

    I’m not in the business of that, there was a lot of frustration, and I was just really frustrated at that moment. It just happened naturally through emotions, frustration. Just want to apologize to Tre’Davious White. I don’t really believe in the type of shots like that.

  5. Di Maio:

    We're waiting for an apology. If we get one, we can start down a new path, there's still time to take a step back, apologize, and then start over.

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