Apologise - definition, transcription

Amer.  |əˈpɒlədʒaɪz|
Brit.  |əˈpɒlədʒaɪz|


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


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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