HyperDic: apology

English > 3 senses of the word apology:
NOUNcommunicationapologyan expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone
communicationapology, apologiaa formal written defense of something you believe in strongly
cognitionapology, excusea poor example
apology > pronunciation
Soundsahpaa'lahjhiy
RhymesAgee ... zoology: 128 rhymes with jhiy...
English > apology: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone.
Example"he wrote a letter of apology to the hostess"
Broaderacknowledgment, acknowledgementA statement acknowledging something or someone
Spanishdisculpa, excusa, retractación
Catalandisculpa
Adjectivesapologeticoffering or expressing apology
Verbsapologisedefend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
apologize, apologiseacknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing
English > apology: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA formal written defense of something you believe in strongly.
Synonymapologia
Broaderdefense, defence, vindicationThe justification for some act or belief
Spanishapología, defensa, disculpa, excusa
Catalanapologia, disculpa
Adjectivesapologeticoffering or expressing apology
Nounsapologista person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution
Verbsapologisedefend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
English > apology: 3 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA poor example.
Example"it was an apology for a meal"
Synonymexcuse
Broaderexample, illustration, instance, representativeAn item of information that is typical of a class or group
Spanishlamentable caso, lamentable ejemplo, mal ejemplo

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