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Synonyms for apologize

say sorry

Synonyms

  • say sorry
  • express regret
  • ask forgiveness
  • make an apology
  • beg pardon
  • say you are sorry

Synonyms for apologize

to support against arguments, attack, or criticism

Synonyms for apologize

acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing

Synonyms

defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

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Caleb, who had been dozing on the cake-box, in the first imperfect recovery of his suspended presence of mind, seized Miss Slowboy by the hair of her head, but immediately apologised.
I drew aside and apologised, when suddenly, with a loud exclamation, he clasped me in his arms and kissed me warmly.
He carried his coat on his arm and his pipe in his teeth; and he apologised for disturbing the boarders on the steps as he selected spots of stone between them on which to set his size 9, width Ds.
Sambo," to the delight of that attendant; and she apologised to the lady's maid for giving her trouble in venturing to ring the bell, with such sweetness and humility, that the Servants' Hall was almost as charmed with her as the Drawing Room.
Jasper apologised faintly, when he was helped into his easy-chair.
As it was, I met him with the most resolute politeness, apologised for my involuntary intrusion (which he called a "trespass,") and left the grounds.
With a note of proud humility Mr Verloc apologised for forgetting himself.
Mr Parkes apologised, and remarked that he was only listening; to which Mr Willet angrily retorted, that his listening with that kind of expression in his face was not agreeable, and that if he couldn't look like other people, he had better put his pocket-handkerchief over his head.
A great white cap, with a quantity of opaque frilling that was always flapping about, apologised for Maggy's baldness, and made it so very difficult for her old black bonnet to retain its place upon her head, that it held on round her neck like a gipsy's baby.
Katerina Ivanovna was greatly delighted to see him, in the first place, because he was the one "educated visitor, and, as everyone knew, was in two years to take a professorship in the university," and secondly because he immediately and respectfully apologised for having been unable to be at the funeral.
Even the Chief Minister (Nitish Kumar) apologised-all of us in the party apologised.
Nationwide, considered to be Britain's biggest building society, has apologised to customers for the recent technical glitch that left many customers unable to withdraw money.
One of the care workers caught abusing vulnerable adults at Winterbourne View has apologised for his behaviour.
Clegg has apologised for breaking his pre-election pledge not to increase tuition fees - so is David Cameron also going to apologise for breaking his pre-election pledge not to privatise the NHS?
LABOUR frontbencher Diane Abbott apologised after claiming "white people love 'playing 'divide & rule'.