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apologize



verb
1. acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing (Freq. 3)
- I apologized for being late
- He apologized for the many typoes
Syn:
apologise
Derivationally related forms:
apology (for: apologise), apology
Entailment:
admit, acknowledge
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
- Somebody ----s to somebody
2. defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
- rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
- he rationalized his lack of success
Syn:
apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationalise
Derivationally related forms:
rationalisation (for: rationalise), rationalization (for: rationalize), justificative (for: justify), justificatory (for: justify), justifiable (for: justify), justification (for: justify), justifier (for: justify), excusatory (for: excuse), excuse (for: excuse), apology (for: apologise)
Hypernyms:
defend, support, fend for
Hyponyms:
color, colour, gloss, plead, extenuate,
palliate, mitigate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something

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