What does apology mean?

Definitions for apology
əˈpɒl ə dʒiapol·o·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apologynoun

    an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone

    "he wrote a letter of apology to the hostess"

  2. apology, apologianoun

    a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly

  3. apology, excusenoun

    a poor example

    "it was an apology for a meal"; "a poor excuse for an automobile"

Wiktionary

  1. apologynoun

    An expression of remorse or regret for having said or done something that harmed another: an instance of apologizing (saying that one is sorry).

    Etymology: From apologie, from apologia, from ἀπολογία, from ἀπολογοῦμαι, from ἀπόλογος, from ἀπό (see apo-) + λόγος.

  2. apologynoun

    A formal justification, defence.

    The Apology of Socrates.

    Etymology: From apologie, from apologia, from ἀπολογία, from ἀπολογοῦμαι, from ἀπόλογος, from ἀπό (see apo-) + λόγος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apologynoun

    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 Apology for Christianity

  2. Apologynoun

    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

  3. Apologynoun

    anything provided as a substitute; a makeshift

  4. Apologyverb

    to offer an apology

Freebase

  1. Apology

    The Apology is Plato's version of the speech given by Socrates as he defended himself in 399 BC against the charges of "corrupting the young, and by not believing in the gods in whom the city believes, but in other daimonia that are novel". "Apology" here has its earlier meaning of speaking in defense of a cause or of one's beliefs or actions.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Apology

    a-pol′oj-i, n. something spoken to ward off an attack: a defence or justification: frank acknowledgment of an offence: a poor substitute (with for; of is obsolete).—v.i. Apol′ogise, to make excuse: to express regret for a fault (with for).—n. Apol′ogist, one who makes an apology: a defender by argument. [Gr.; apo, from, -logia, speaking—leg-ein, to speak.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. apology

    In a military sense, when made and accepted, debars the officer who accepts from bringing forward the matter as a substantive accusation. See Appendix, Articles of War, 25.

Editors Contribution

  1. Apology

    statement of regret

    Submitted by anonymous on October 8, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'apology' in Nouns Frequency: #2686

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apology in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of apology in a Sentence

  1. Yahoo Lifestyle:

    I am so sorry, there is nothing I can say that will change what I said. I drove back up there and tried to apologize and Donut Palace employee Keaundrea Wardlaw had gone. I regret every word that I said there is no excuse to ever say these horrible things. I only hope that by me sharing a public apology in this incident you could show me some grace. I was upset about another issue and it spilled over into this and I ca n’t apologize enough.

  2. President Donald Trump:

    Hunter Biden has now written a letter of apology because I did the right thing.

  3. William Bratton:

    An apology, I don't think so. I don't think that's necessary, the apology is all that's occurred since then.

  4. The ICC:

    The( ICC) The Board considered the behavior of some of the West Indies players in the immediate aftermath of the final, and unanimously agreed that certain comments and actions were inappropriate, disrespectful and brought the event into disrepute, the Board acknowledged an apology by the WICB but was disappointed to note that such behavior had detracted from the success of what was otherwise a magnificent tournament and final.

  5. Kevin Hart:

    I'm over it, there's no more conversation about it. I'm over that, I'm over the moment. I'm not giving no more explanation of who I am... I'm just done. If you didn't [ hear the apology ], then I don't know what you're looking for.

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
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