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1. apologise

verb. ['əˈpɑːləˌdʒaɪz'] acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing.

Synonyms

  • admit
  • acknowledge

Antonyms

  • blame
  • disorganise
  • disorganize

Etymology

  • -ise (English)
  • -ise (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • apology (English)
  • apologie (French)

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2. apologise

verb. ['əˈpɑːləˌdʒaɪz'] defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning.

Synonyms

  • justify
  • rationalise
  • colour
  • palliate
  • mitigate
  • rationalize
  • support
  • plead
  • fend for
  • extenuate
  • gloss
  • defend
  • color
  • excuse

Antonyms

  • chromatic color
  • uncolored
  • colored
  • achromatic color

Etymology

  • -ise (English)
  • -ise (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • apology (English)
  • apologie (French)

Example sentences of the word apologise


1. Noun, singular or mass
Just be calm, quietly apologise, try to prevent anything from spilling over onto the people sitting next to you with your napkin, and get a waiter to help you control the damage.

2. Verb, base form
Normally, this person will later apologise for his or her behaviour.

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