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Definitions and Synonyms of apologise | Another word for apologise | What is apologise?

Definition 1: acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing - [verb of communication]

Samples where apologise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I apologized for being late
  • He apologized for the many typoes

Synonyms for apologise in the sense of this definition

(apologise implies ...) declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of

"He admitted his errors" "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"

Definition 2: defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning - [verb of communication]

Samples where apologise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
  • he rationalized his lack of success

Synonyms for apologise in the sense of this definition

(apologise is a kind of ...) argue or speak in defense of

"She supported the motion to strike"

(... is a kind of apologise ) give a deceptive explanation or excuse for

"color a lie"

(... is a kind of apologise ) offer as an excuse or plea

"She was pleading insanity"

(... is a kind of apologise ) lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

"The circumstances extenuate the crime"

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