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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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Such demonstrations of empathy "increase the victim's trust in the apologizer.
In fearlessly pushing away all excuses, the apologizer retains undiluted responsibility.
Possession of Appropriate Standing: The categorical apologizer will possess the requisite standing to accept blame for the wrongdoing.
Reform and Redress: The apologizer will reform and forbear from reoffending over her lifetime and will repeatedly demonstrate this commitment by resisting opportunities and temptations to reoffend.
Emotions: As a result of her wrongdoing, the apologizer will experience an appropriate degree and duration of sorrow and guilt as well as empathy and sympathy for the victim.
Even worse, if the apology is expressed nonchalantly, the offendee may become angry with the apologizer.
They have changed the image of Hirsch from that of a vigorous fighter for Torat emet into that of a docile, dove-like apologizer for a watered-down version of convenient Judaism.
Launched just in time for this month's National Get Out of the Doghouse Day, the interactive one-stop shopping guide offers such features as "The Apologizer," a tool that provides gift ideas to help men make amends with the special people in their lives.
The Guy's Guide to Flowers offers features such as The Apologizer, a tool which provides gift ideas to help men in one of two situations.
He would be risking a major backlash from occupation apologizers, but great things never happened because an opinion poll said so.
Associated Press, "White House Official Apologizers for Role in Uranium Claim.
Baraka once noted that one way to make white institutions "crumble and its apologizers break and run even faster than they are now would be to turn crazy, to bring out a little American Dada, Ornette Coleman style" ("Philistinism" 53).
The immigration apologizers keep pointing at all the open landscape in Utah and Nevada and Nebraska, but how many immigrants--or anybody else-have settled in these wide open spaces?