What are some alternative words for apologize?

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

How to pronounce apologize?

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How to say apologize in sign language?

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How to use apologize in a sentence?

  1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    We must not let our children, grandchildren, and even further generations to come, who have nothing to do with that war, be predestined to apologize, still, even so, we Japanese, across generations, must squarely face the history of the past. We have the responsibility to inherit the past, in all humbleness, and pass it on to the future.

  2. Casey Chambers:

    I decided to go to Outside BlizzCon to continue to share the message, but I am also holding out hope that we can convince Activision Blizzard to change Activision Blizzard mind and apologize about this.

  3. Elaine Luria:

    We need leaders who will bring us together instead of driving us apart. While it was proper for Governor Northam to apologize, there is no excuse for this type of photograph then or now, unfortunately, the existence of this photograph does not bring us together. I ask Governor Northam to resign. This isn't about Big League Politics, this is about what is right and wrong.

  4. Emirates Airline:

    All passengers were screened by the local health authorities prior to disembarkation, and three passengers and seven crew members were transferred to the hospital for further medical care and evaluation. Nine passengers underwent additional medical screening at the site near the aircraft and were released afterwards. The rest of the passengers were allowed to leave and clear customs, we apologize to our customers for any inconvenience caused. The safety and well-being of our customers and crew is always our top priority.

  5. John Lasseter:

    It’s been brought to my attention that I have made some of you feel disrespected or uncomfortable. That was never my intent. Collectively, you mean the world to me, and I deeply apologize if I have let you down. I especially want to apologize to anyone who has ever been on the receiving end of an unwanted hug or any other gesture they felt crossed the line in any way, shape, or form.


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