HyperDic: apologise

English > 2 senses of the word apologise:
VERBcommunicationapologise, apologize, excuse, rationalize, rationalisedefend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
communicationapologise, apologizeacknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing
English > apologise: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningdefend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsapologize, excuse, rationalize, rationalise
Narrowercolor, colour, glossGive a deceptive explanation or excuse for
extenuate, palliate, mitigatelessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
pleadoffer as an excuse or plea
Broaderdefend, support, fend forargue or speak in defense / defense of
Spanishdisculparse, disculpar, excusar, justificar, perdonar, racionalizar
Catalanapologitzar, excusar, justificar, perdonar
Nounsapologyan expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone
apologya formal written defense of something you believe in strongly
English > apologise: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningAcknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE; Somebody ----s to somebody
Synonymapologize
Entailsadmit, acknowledgedeclare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
Spanishexcusarse, justificarse
Catalanexcusar-se, excusar
Nounsapologyan expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone

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