an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone
"he wrote a letter of apology to the hostess"
a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly
a poor example
"it was an apology for a meal"; "a poor excuse for an automobile"
A formal justification, defence.
The Apology of Socrates.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
All these words express one's answer to a charge of wrong or error that is or might be made. Apology has undergone a remarkable change from its old sense of a valiant defense — as in Justin Martyr's Apologies for the Christian faith — to its present meaning of humble confession and concession. He who offers an apology admits himself, at least technically and seemingly, in the wrong. An apology is for what one has done or left undone; an excuse may be for what one proposes to do or leave undone as well; as, one sends beforehand his excuse for not accepting an invitation; if he should fail either to be present or to excuse himself, an apology would be in order. An excuse for a fault is an attempt at partial justification; as, one alleges haste as an excuse for carelessness. Confession is a full acknowledgment of wrong, generally of a grave wrong, with or without apology or excuse. Plea ranges in sense from a prayer for favor or pardon to an attempt at full vindication. Defense, exculpation, justification, and vindication are more properly antonyms than synonyms of apology in its modern sense, and should be so given, but for their connection with its historic usage. Compare CONFESS; DEFENSE.
An apology to the guest for the oversight would be fitting.
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How to use apology in a sentence?
If there are Breakers fans out there that are hurting, I take responsibility for this, if they need an apology from me, I'm sorry it didn't work out with Glen Rice. I'm sorry that we've had these issues but I fully believe in what we're doing and we're going to get there.
Yeah, I take the apology back, f--- him. And Don Jr. and Eric, or as I call them Eddie Munster and Date Rape. I’m not holding back on this family. This president is different and I have been through the mill and so now I’m back on the road. I sold out Carnegie Hall in less than 24 hours.
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard only one side of the case; God has written all the books.
I think African American apology is sincere, i'm not sure that in that apology African American recognizes that while African American may not be or consider African American a racist, that particular act was definitely racist.
An apology Bah Disgusting Cowardly Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.
Translations for apology
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- اعتذار, دفاعArabic
- извине́ние, оправда́ниеBulgarian
- disculpaCatalan, Valencian
- forsvar, undskyldningDanish
- Apologie, EntschuldigungGerman
- απολογία, συγγνώμηGreek
- excusa, disculpaSpanish
- anteeksipyyntö, puolustuskirjoitus, pahoittelu, puolustusFinnish
- apologie, excuseFrench
- leisgeulScottish Gaelic
- התנצלות, סליחהHebrew
- दोर्षस्वीकार, माफी, क्षमायाचना, क्षमाHindi
- bocsánatkérés, védőbeszédHungarian
- permintaan maafIndonesian
- apologia, scuseItalian
- 謝罪, 侘び, 詫び, 弁明Japanese
- EntschëllegungLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- permintaan maafMalay
- verontschuldiging, verweerDutch
- desculpa, apologiaPortuguese
- проще́ние, оправда́ние, извине́ниеRussian
- izvinjenje, извињењеSerbo-Croatian
- paumanhin, patawadTagalog
- xin lỗiVietnamese
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