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synonyms for apology

  • acknowledgment
  • admission
  • amends
  • atonement
  • concession
  • confession
  • excuse
  • explanation
  • justification
  • plea
  • redress
  • reparation
  • defense
  • extenuation
  • mitigation
  • vindication
  • mea culpa
See also synonyms for: apologies
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antonyms for apology

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  • denial
  • refusal
  • repudiation
  • accusation
  • censure
  • charge
  • complaint
  • condemnation
  • criticism
  • defiance
  • indictment
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How to use apology in a sentence

During the game, and despite apologies, Brennaman, who happens to be a past donor to the Republican Party and candidates, was suspended and banished from the broadcast booth.
LGBTQ: THE LETTERS REPUBLICANS DIDN’T UTTERHANS JOHNSONSEPTEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
The notices appeared a day after Robinhood issued an apology on Twitter to customers who had experienced delays in placing their orders.
ROBINHOOD APP STUMBLES AMID SURGE IN APPLE, TESLA TRADING VOLUMEJEFFSEPTEMBER 1, 2020FORTUNE
These can range from timely repayment of debts and abiding by laws, to spreading rumors, donating blood, and making “insincere” apologies.
THE CHINESE AND U.S. INTERNETS ARE DRIFTING APART. WHY THAT’S BAD FOR THE WHOLE WORLDJAKEMETHAUGUST 21, 2020FORTUNE
The company responded with a blog post describing new policies it plans to enact, followed by an apology posted to Instagram yesterday.
FORMER GLOSSIER EMPLOYEES SAY THEY FACED RACISM AT THE BRAND’S RETAIL STORESEHINCHLIFFEAUGUST 18, 2020FORTUNE
I am happy to see this apology and look forward to seeing their demonstrated effort to make amends.
POLITICS REPORT: WHAT COMES NEXT FOR SPORTS ARENASCOTT LEWIS AND ANDREW KEATTSJULY 11, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Urbanity ushers in water that needs no apology, and gives a zest to the worst vintage.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
“My sister is passionately fond of children,” said the elder lady, in smiling apology.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
But Grandfather Mole told him to be gone, and to take the apology away with him.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
She looked up at his word of apology, and they stood face to face—himself and Miss Ashton!
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
"You may speak freely before this gentleman," observed Mr. Carr, as if in apology for a third being present.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
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WORDS RELATED TO APOLOGY

  • acclamation
  • addressing
  • answer
  • apology
  • applause
  • appreciation
  • bestowal
  • bow
  • card
  • confession
  • contract
  • credit
  • gift
  • gratitude
  • greeting
  • guarantee
  • hail
  • hailing
  • letter
  • nod
  • notice
  • reaction
  • receipt
  • reply
  • response
  • return
  • salutation
  • salute
  • signature
  • statement
  • support
  • thanks
  • token
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.