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apology

a·pol·o·gy

apology

 
 
pronunciation:
pa l ji
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: apologies
definition 1: an expression of regret, as for an error or offense.
The politician made an apology for his offensive remark.I accept your apology, but you must never let this happen again.We all feel that she owes you an apology for what she did.
similar words:
confession, contrition, penitence, self-reproach
definition 2: a formal explanation and defense in speech or writing of one's actions, beliefs, or motives.
the apology of Socrates
synonyms:
apologia, defense, justification
similar words:
advocacy, argument
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