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  Words related to apologise

Related / Similar Words: apologize, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationalise

 

Definition:
  • acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing; "I apologized for being late"; "He apologized for the many typoes";
  • defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child''s seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success";

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    Hyponyms: color, colour, gloss, plead, extenuate, palliate, mitigate

     

    Entailments: admit, acknowledge

     

    Derivational Morphology: apology, rationalization, rationalisation, justification, apologist, vindicator, justifier, excuse, alibi, exculpation, self-justification, apologia

     

    Anagrams: Spilogale, Galeopsis

     

     
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