Apology - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈpɑːlədʒi|  American pronunciation of the word apology
Brit.  |əˈpɒlədʒi|  British pronunciation of the word apology


- an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone

he wrote a letter of apology to the hostess

- a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly (syn: apologia)
- a poor example(syn: excuse)

it was an apology for a meal


The company issued an official apology to its customers for its error.

Please accept our sincerest apologies for any problems we may have caused.

He made a public apology for his controversial remarks.

He refused to accept my apology.

We received a letter of apology from the company.

I made my apologies and left.

I make no apology to the readers for the subjoined extract.

The consequence of those measures will be the best apology for my conduct.

She finally received an apology from the company.

I feel I owe you an apology.

He wrote to the editor of the newspaper demanding an immediate apology.

Please accept my sincere apologies for my behaviour yesterday.

She had to make a formal public apology for her remarks.

I make no apology for repeating the question.

Those affected have been sent letters of apology.

Word forms

singular: apology
plural: apologies
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