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?
This is a very public apology to that team. It should not happen.
I am following the majority action. This is a significantly essential issue as you have promised substantial and persistent dividend-paying, but you fail to do that, our first demand, at least, you have to open EGM to explain to us face-to-face, not just an apology letter!.
He's a long-time friend. I got carried away, the reason for my apology was because I really felt badly about it. When I had a night to sleep on it and woke up this morning, I didn't feel good about what I said about him.
We call on the Minister to not only retract the Correction Directions but also issue an immediate, unambiguous and public apology to the SDP... failing which we will be obliged to pursue the matter in a court of law.
I extend a heartfelt apology to my colleagues and to all those I have offended.
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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