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synonyms for apologizing

  • answer
  • apologetics
  • apologia
  • apology
  • argument
  • cleanup
  • cop-out
  • exculpation
  • excuse
  • exoneration
  • extenuation
  • jive
  • plea
  • rationalization
  • rejoinder
  • reply
  • response
  • retort
  • return
  • story
  • vindication
  • whitewash
  • excusing
  • explaining
  • fish story
  • off-time
  • song and dance
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antonyms for apologizing

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  • charge
  • indictment
  • question
  • request
  • betrayal
  • capitulation
  • desertion
  • flight
  • surrender
  • yielding
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How to use apologizing in a sentence

At these smaller dinner companies, avoid apologizing for anything, either in the viands or the arrangement of them.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
He received her in the living room and introduced himself, apologizing for not having been able to call on her.
THE WINNING CLUEJAMES HAY, JR.
I feel there is no need of apologizing to the Legislature of Massachusetts because a woman addresses them.
THE DUTY OF DISOBEDIENCE TO THE FUGITIVE SLAVE ACTLYDIA MARIA CHILD
Meanwhile he must make it easy for Alan by apologizing to Abercrombie and the rest for his ridiculous passion of yesterday.
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1COMPTON MACKENZIE
In saying this, I am not apologizing for this cruelty; I am only endeavoring to explain it.
SOUTH AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERSCYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
“We must hurry to get back to camp before dark,” he said, without apologizing for the delay.
THE CAMP FIRE GIRLS AT THE END OF THE TRAILMARGARET VANDERCOOK
Albert colored slightly, but walked along beside the stylish girl without apologizing for his burden.
SOUTHERN HEARTSFLORENCE HULL WINTERBURN
"I had to do it, you know," Christopher answered, half apologizing for the double-faced rôle he had played.
CHRISTOPHER AND THE CLOCKMAKERSSARA WARE BASSETT
I Put up in a different hut, the “Buli” apologizing for his hut being crowded with the influx of visitors.
WANDERINGS AMONG SOUTH SEA SAVAGES AND IN BORNEO AND THE PHILIPPINESH. WILFRID WALKER
He thence took occasion to apply particularly to my mother, apologizing at the same time for his not having done it before.
MEMOIRS OF MISS SIDNEY BIDDULPHFRANCES SHERIDAN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO APOLOGIZING

  • answer
  • apologetics
  • apologia
  • apologizing
  • apology
  • argument
  • cleanup
  • cop-out
  • exculpation
  • excuse
  • excusing
  • exoneration
  • explaining
  • extenuation
  • fish story
  • jive
  • off-time
  • plea
  • rationalization
  • rejoinder
  • reply
  • response
  • retort
  • return
  • song and dance
  • story
  • vindication
  • whitewash
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.