apologize


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Related to apologize: apologise
  • verb

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

References in classic literature ?
You are offended at being put on duty a bit, but why not apologize to an old and honorable officer?
You value your own pride and don't wish to apologize," continued the staff captain, "but we old fellows, who have grown up in and, God willing, are going to die in the regiment, we prize the honor of the regiment, and Bogdanich knows it.
How can I go and apologize like a little boy asking forgiveness?
My dear Sally, don't apologize," said Mary, laughing.
Exactly; and so there's no need for us to apologize," returned the Chief.
It gives you a lovely, comfortable feeling to apologize and be forgiven, doesn't it?
The Family Guide says we should never apologize for things we can't help.
Well, it was decent of her to apologize, anyhow," commented Dan.
They talked it over, and decided that Petritsky and Kedrov must go with Vronsky to Venden's to apologize.
I apologize for the horror of war and what I did in this civil war in the name of "Lebanon" or "the cause" or "Christianity".
On Today Show, Gore Still Won't Apologize For Loose-Cannon-Aide's Race-Baiting
AFMC Chairman Paul Bachman said, "We knew flowers were a simple and sincere way of saying I'm sorry,' but we wanted to get into the reasons behind why people apologize.
Jackson Browne's manager, Donald Miller, said, "Jackson is appreciative that the producers moved so quickly to correct the program and to apologize to Jackson.
will detail its crimes, admit responsibility and apologize to its neighbors in a full-page newspaper ad.
The thought that came to me was to apologize to my classmates for misleading them and to the teacher for my role in the whole affair.