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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

How to pronounce apologize?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say apologize in sign language?

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