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Definition of apology:

  1. 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.
  2. Anything provided as a substitute; a makeshift.
  3. 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 for Christianity.
  4. To offer an apology.


allegation, justification, regrets, announcement, accusation, in justification of something, attack, defense, occasion, ground, affirmation, point, motivation, session, agenda, plea, motion, motive, pretext, acknowledgment, self-justification, apologies, assertion, resolution, proceedings, assurance, avowal, reason, mea culpa, excuse, apologia, docket, cause, apologetic, minutes, alibi, attestation, quorum, explanation.

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