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synonyms for apologize

  • atone
  • confess
  • retract
  • withdraw
  • crawl
  • purge
  • square
  • admit guilt
  • ask forgiveness
  • ask pardon
  • beg pardon
  • bow to
  • clear oneself
  • cop a plea
  • cop out
  • excuse oneself
  • get down on knees
  • give satisfaction
  • make amends
  • make reparations
  • make up for
  • make up with
  • offer compensation
  • offer excuse
  • say one is sorry
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antonyms for apologize

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  • defy
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10 Ways To Apologize Without Saying “Sorry”
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How to use apologize in a sentence

Instead, Krvaric complained about the media and the Democratic Party, stopping short of denying his involvement with the video and so far has not apologized.
REPUBLICANS’ RELATIVE SILENCE ON KRVARIC VIDEO IS DEAFENINGJACOB MANDELSEPTEMBER 1, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Morse denied ever having a “non-consensual sexual encounter” or violating UMass policies, but admitted that he’d had consensual relationships with students at area universities and apologized for making some students feel uncomfortable.
TODAY’S ELECTIONS IN MASSACHUSETTS ARE ANOTHER BIG TEST FOR THE PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENTNATHANIEL RAKICH (NATHANIEL.RAKICH@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)SEPTEMBER 1, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
If our students have been subjected, I apologize and we need to and we can get better and we are committed to the work.
‘EDUCATE, NOT INDOCTRINATE’: ANTI-RACISM PUSH IN CORONADO SCHOOLS FUELS BACKLASHASHLY MCGLONEAUGUST 18, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
It wasn’t something I should have sampled from like that and I apologize.
POLITICS REPORT: WHAT COMES NEXT FOR SPORTS ARENASCOTT LEWIS AND ANDREW KEATTSJULY 11, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
One marathon budget hearing with hundreds of calls to slash $100 million from the police budget later, elected leaders have been forced to apologize for failing to vote with the suddenly powerful defund movement.
DESPITE RECENT BUDGET VOTE, REFORMERS SEE SDPD CUTS AS INEVITABLEANDREW KEATTSJUNE 23, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Though Espíndola apologized for unintentionally setting off a social media manhunt, she received death threats.
MEXICO’S OTHER EPIDEMIC: MURDERED WOMENLGBTQ-EDITORMAY 30, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
"I did not mean to speak unkindly, Michael," he stammered with a view to apologize.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
"Always farouche, dear Miss Warrender, but I apologize," he continued as he gave her his arm.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME III (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
She saw at once that he resented her leisurely way and her attempt at affability, and she hastened to apologize.
THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
He drew her attention to a passage where he called upon Heaven to forbid that he should appear to apologize for so great a man.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
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WORDS RELATED TO APOLOGIZE

  • absolve
  • answer
  • apologize
  • appease
  • balance
  • correct
  • counterbalance
  • do penance
  • expiate
  • make amends
  • make redress
  • make reparation
  • make up for
  • offset
  • outweigh
  • pay
  • pay one's dues
  • propitiate
  • recompense
  • reconcile
  • redeem
  • redress
  • repair
  • set off
  • square
  • take one's medicine
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.