HyperDic: apologize

English > 2 senses of the word apologize:
VERBcommunicationapologize, apologiseacknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing
communicationapologize, apologise, excuse, rationalize, rationalisedefend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
apologize > pronunciation
Soundsahpaa'lahjhay.z
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > apologize: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningAcknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE; Somebody ----s to somebody
Examples
  • "I apologized for being late"
  • "He apologized for the many typoes"
Synonymapologise
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
English > apologize: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningdefend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsapologise, 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

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