What does apology mean?

Definitions for apology
əˈpɒl ə dʒiapol·o·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apology(noun)

    an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone

    "he wrote a letter of apology to the hostess"

  2. apology, apologia(noun)

    a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly

  3. apology, excuse(noun)

    a poor example

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

Wiktionary

  1. apology(Noun)

    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. apology(Noun)

    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. Apology(noun)

    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. Apology(noun)

    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. Apology(noun)

    anything provided as a substitute; a makeshift

  4. Apology(verb)

    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to ward off an attack: a defence or justification: frank acknowledgment of an offence: a poor substitute (with for; of is obsolete).—v.i. Apol′ogise, to make excuse: to express regret for a fault (with for).—n. Apol′ogist, one who makes an apology: a defender by argument.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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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How to say apology in sign language?

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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. Bernard Cazeneuve:

    We need to work more closely with Internet companies to guarantee the reporting and if possible removal of all content that amounts to an apology of terrorism or calls for violence and hatred.

  2. Janay Rice:

    I wouldn't be sitting there next to him if I wasn't the first person to get an apology.

  3. Terri Sewell:

    Racism -- in any of its forms -- is never acceptable, not in the 1960s and not now, governor Ivey's actions were reprehensible and are deeply offensive. Governor Ivey words of apology ring hollow if not met with real action to bridge the racial divide.

  4. Lou Shapiro:

    I think it's a nice ending to an emotionally charged case, to have a letter of apology. Its a win for everybody.

  5. Tara Houska:

    That is NOT an apology and it is NOT okay.

Images & Illustrations of apology

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