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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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While apologising can lessen feelings of guilt and help restore a wrongdoer's image, it seems declining to do so can have even more powerful psychological benefits.
He is apologising for not sticking to his election pledge, but not apologising for the policy.
So, since I'm going to be so grumpy, I'll start by apologising.
If apologising is the theme, why stop at the publicity-catching slave trade?
On Tuesday, the men gave a dramatic and emotional account of the raid, following which Assistant Commissioner Andy Hayman issued a statement apologising for the "hurt" the police may have caused.
But as an inspection team from the International Olympics Committee (IOC) began a crucial four- day assessment of London's bid, Mr Livingstone again made it clear that he had no intention of apologising.
She was embarrassed and couldn't stop apologising when we told her it wasn't our name.
The Church of England is apologising for past discrimination against homosexuals.
Washington, Mar 14 ( ANI ): Jessica Biel says that thanks to her rebellious teen ways she was always apologising to her '7th Heaven' bosses.
A BBC insider said: "After the delay in apologising over the Sachsgate involving Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand we were not going to make the same mistake twice.
Politicians could in some instances find themselves apologising for events which occurred before they were born.
But as an inspection team from the International Olympics Committee (IOC) began a crucial four-day assessment of London's bid, Mr Livingstone again made clear that he had no intention of apologising.
In his book Grievance Settlement Within a Global Context, Professor Thomas Schenke of Columbia University established six laws of apologising.
No doubt Peter Hain, apologising on behalf of Northern lreland and Wales, believes this cringing, politically-correct statement, will enhance his attempt to further his climb up the New Labour slippery pole to Deputy Leader.
I'm apologising for the offence caused - how about that?