Apologise - definition, transcription

Amer.  |əˈpɒlədʒaɪz|
Brit.  |əˈpɒlədʒaɪz|

verb

- defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning (syn: apologize, excuse, rationalise, rationalize)
- acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing (syn: apologize)

Examples

He knew, deep down, that he would have to apologise.

We apologise for the delay and any inconvenience caused.

He could not bring himself to apologise. Instead, he tried to make a joke of it.

The newspaper offered to apologise for the article.

Vic made a pathetic attempt to apologise.

You must put aside your pride and apologise to him.

I realise she can be very annoying, but I think you should apologise all the same.

You can apologise without making a big thing out of it.

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