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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

How to pronounce apologize?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say apologize in sign language?

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How to use apologize in a sentence?

  1. Editor Kira Bindrim:

    We apologize to our readers for anything offensive that might have been sent from our account during that period, and are working to strengthen our newsroom security measures going forward.

  2. Benjamin Attinger:

    When I addressed it, I put liar in the name because I was telling her it [talking to the dead] wasn’t true, it was kind of a joke. I didn’t really expect it to be taken the way that apparently she took it. I apologize.

  3. Ximena Barreto:

    Comments I made as I private citizen before I was hired at HHS were brought to light by concerned members of the press, in the heated and hyper-passionate political campaign environment, I made generalized comments regarding race relations and radical Islam. I fully understand that these emotionally-charged comments were hurtful, and I deeply apologize to members of both communities.

  4. State John Kerry:

    I’m not going to apologize for an unconstitutional, un-thought out action by somebody who’s been in the United States Senate for 60-something days, that's just inappropriate.

  5. Manolis Glezos:

    I apologize to the Greek people because I took part in this illusion, let's react before it is too late.


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