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Synonyms and Antonyms of apologize

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apologize

synonym (synonym of apologize)

hypernym (apologize IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning (verb.communication)
    argue or speak in defense of (verb.communication)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF apologize relation)

  • (verb.communication)
    give a deceptive explanation or excuse for (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    offer as an excuse or plea (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of (verb.communication)
     

entail (entailment relations of apologize)

  • acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing (verb.communication)
    declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of (verb.communication)
     

derivation (.... is derived from apologize)

  • (noun.communication)
    an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone (noun.communication)
     
  • defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning (verb.communication)
    the act of defending or explaining or making excuses for by reasoning (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution (noun.person)
     
  • (adj.all)
    offering or expressing apology (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    capable of being justified (adj.all)
     
synonym hypernym hyponym entail derivation apologise excuse justify rationalise defend fend for support color colour gloss plead extenuate mitigate acknowledge admit apology justification rationalisation rationalization apologia alibi

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