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apology at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


apology at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

apology at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

S3 n plural apologies // [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Late Latin; Origin: apologia 'written or spoken defense', from Greek, from apo- ( APOCALYPSE) + logos 'speech']//
1 [U and C] something that you say or write to show that you are sorry for doing something wrong: apology from// --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 .// apology for// --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 .// --'He always does this,' said Isabelle, by way of apology .//
2 apologies [plural] a message that you send to a meeting to say that you will not be able to come to the meeting: --Edward can't be here today, but he sends his apologies .//
3 make your apologies: to say that you are sorry but you have to leave// --I quickly made my apologies and left.//
4 [C] literary a statement in which you defend something you believe in after it has been criticized by other people: apology for// --an apology for Christianity//
5 an apology for sth: a very bad example of something// --They served us up an apology for a meal.// ----------// COLLOCATES for sense 1 // receive an apology // owe somebody an apology // demand an apology // accept an apology // make an apology (for something) // issue an apology (=make an official apology - used about governments, companies etc) // I make no apology (for something) (=used when saying you are not sorry about something) // letter of apology // written apology // formal apology // public apology // by way of apology (=in order to show you are sorry) // ----------//

apology at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In literature, an autobiographical form in which a defense is the framework for the author's discussion of his or her personal beliefs. Examples include Plato's Apology (4th cent. BC), in which Socrates answers his accusers by giving a history of his life and moral commitment, and J. H. Newman's Apologia pro Vita Sua (1864), an examination of the principles that inspired his conversion to Catholicism.

apology at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

116 Moby Thesaurus words for "apology":
abject apology, acknowledgment, admission, advocating, advocation,
alibi, amends, apologetic, apologetics, apologia, apologies,
argument, argumentation, atonement, attrition, ayenbite of inwit,
bicker, bickering, bitterness, blind, breast-beating, casuistry,
championing, change of heart, cloak, color, concession, confession,
contention, contriteness, contrition, controversy, cover,
cover story, cover-up, deathbed repentance, defense, device,
disputation, dispute, espousal, excuse, extenuation, facade, feint,
flyting, front, gloss, grief, guise, handle, hassle,
heartfelt apology, hubbub, justification, lame excuse, litigation,
locus standi, logomachy, mask, mea culpa, ostensible motive,
palliation, paper war, passage of arms, penance, penitence,
polemic, polemics, poor excuse, pretense, pretension, pretext,
protestation, public motive, put-off, redress, reformation, refuge,
regret, regretfulness, regrets, regretting, remorse,
remorse of conscience, remorsefulness, reparation, repentance,
repining, rhubarb, saeta, satisfaction, screen, semblance, set-to,
sham, shame, shamefacedness, shamefastness, shamefulness, show,
smoke screen, sorriness, sorrow, stalking-horse, stratagem,
subterfuge, support, trick, varnish, veil, verbal engagement,
war of words, wearing a hairshirt, wistfulness, wrangling

apology at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

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Apology at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Apology \A*pol"o*gy\, n.; pl. {Apologies}. [L. apologia, Gr. ?;
? from + ?: cf. F. apologie. See {Apologetic}.]
1. Something said or written in defense or justification of
what appears to others wrong, or of what may be liable to
disapprobation; justification; as, Tertullian's Apology
for Christianity.

It is not my intention to make an apology for my
poem; some will think it needs no excuse, and others
will receive none. --Dryden.

2. An acknowledgment intended as an atonement for some
improper or injurious remark or act; an admission to
another of a wrong or discourtesy done him, accompanied by
an expression of regret.

3. Anything provided as a substitute; a makeshift.

He goes to work devising apologies for window
curtains. --Dickens.

Syn: {Excuse}.

Usage: An apology, in the original sense of the word, was a
pleading off from some charge or imputation, by
explaining and defending one's principles or conduct.
It therefore amounted to a vindication. One who offers
an apology, admits himself to have been, at least
apparently, in the wrong, but brings forward some
palliating circumstance, or tenders a frank
acknowledgment, by way of reparation. We make an
apology for some breach of propriety or decorum (like
rude expressions, unbecoming conduct, etc.), or some
deficiency in what might be reasonably expected. We
offer an excuse when we have been guilty of some
breach or neglect of duty; and we do it by way of
extenuating our fault, and with a view to be forgiven.
When an excuse has been accepted, an apology may
still, in some cases, be necessary or appropriate.
``An excuse is not grounded on the claim of innocence,
but is rather an appeal for favor resting on some
collateral circumstance. An apology mostly respects
the conduct of individuals toward each other as
equals; it is a voluntary act produced by feelings of
decorum, or a desire for the good opinion of others.''

Apology \A*pol"o*gy\, v. i.
To offer an apology. [Obs.]

For which he can not well apology. --J. Webster.

apology at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: an expression of regret at having caused trouble for
someone; "he wrote a letter of apology to the hostess"
2: a formal written defense of something you believe in
strongly [syn: {apologia}]
3: a poor example; "it was an apology for a meal"; "a poor
excuse for an automobile" [syn: {excuse}]

apology at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a

Alternative forms

* apologie Inter: qualifier » archaic


From Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » apologie|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » LL. Inter: term » apologia, from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » ἀπολογία|tr=apologia|sc=polytonic||a speech in defence, from Inter: term » ἀπολογοῦμαι|sc=polytonic|tr=apologoumai||I speak in one's defense, from Inter: term » ἀπόλογος|sc=polytonic|tr=apologos||an account, story, from Inter: term » ἀπό|sc=polytonic|tr=apo||from, off (see apo-) + Inter: term » λόγος|tr=logos|sc=polytonic||speech.


* Inter: IPA » /əˈpɒl.ə.dʒɪ/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-apology.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-noun » apologies

  • An expression of remorse or regret for having said or done something that harmed another: an instance of apologizing (saying that one is sorry).
    1. : What he said really hurt my feelings, but his apology sounded so sincere that I couldnt help but forgive him.''
    2. : The CEO made a public apology for the scandal, and promised full cooperation with the authorities.
    3. A formal justification, defence.
    4. : The Apology of Socrates.


      * Inter: sense » formal justification apologia

      Derived terms

      * apologian; apologist; apologize, apologizer

      Related terms

      * apologetic; apologetics; apologia


      Inter: trans-top » an expression of regret

  • American Sign Language: Inter: tø » ase|A@Chest-PalmBack CirclesVert
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|اعتذار|m|tr=i3tidhaar|sc=Arab
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|извинение|n|tr=izvinénie|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|disculpa|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|抱歉|tr=bàoqiàn|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|omluva|f
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|undskyldning|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|verontschuldiging|f
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|anteeksipyyntö, Inter: t- » fi|pahoittelu
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|excuse|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Entschuldigung|f
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|התנצלות|f|tr=hitnatzlút, Inter: t+ » he|סליחה|f|tr=slikhá

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|क्षमा|m|tr=kṣamā|sc=Deva
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|apologia|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|詫び|tr=わび, wabi / Inter: t- » ja|侘び|tr=わび, wabi, Inter: t+ » ja|謝罪|tr=しゃざい, shazai
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|atsiprašymas
    • Luxembourgish: Inter: t- » lb|Entschëllegung|f
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|permintaan maaf
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|przeprosiny|p
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|desculpa|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|извинение|n|tr=izvinénije|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|прощение|n|tr=proščénije|sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|leisgeul|m
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|извињење|n|tr=izvinjenje|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|disculpa|f
    • Tagalog: Inter: t- » tl|patawad, Inter: t+ » tl|paumanhin

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » formal justification, defence
    • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|apologji
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|دفاع
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|оправдание
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|forsvar|n
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|verweer|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|puolustus, Inter: t- » fi|puolustuskirjoitus
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|apologie|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|απολογία|f|tr=apología
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|apologia|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|弁明|tr=べんめい, benmei
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|apologia|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|извинение
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|disculpa|f, Inter: t+ » es|excusa|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » ca: Inter: t- » ca|disculpa|f
    • Inter: ttbc » id: Inter: t+ » id|maaf
    • Inter: ttbc » ko: Inter: t+ » ko|사과|tr=sagwa

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » no: Inter: t- » no|unnskyldning
  • Inter: ttbc » ar: إعتذار - أسف

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * remorse

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1

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    Translation: de » apology
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