What does apology mean?

Definitions for apology
əˈpɒl ə dʒiapol·o·gy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word apology.

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to ward off an attack: a defence or justification: frank acknowledgment of an offence: a poor substitute (with for; of is obsolete).—v.i. Apol′ogise, to make excuse: to express regret for a fault (with for).—n. Apol′ogist, one who makes an apology: a defender by argument.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

Editors Contribution

  1. Apology

    statement of regret

    Submitted by anonymous on October 8, 2020  

British National Corpus

  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. Councilwoman Michelle Kennedy:

    This apology is 41 years too late, on behalf of the 5-year-old kid that I was Councilwoman Michelle Kennedy and the terror that that sparked for me and the fear that I saw in people's faces for the first time in ways that as a White woman I will never fully understand, I am sorry for what the city of Greensboro failed to do on that day and for the things that we did.

  2. Samantha Ware:

    Samantha Ware spot on the show. Samantha Ware talked about how Samantha Ware has reign. And heres the thing : I completely understood that, and I was ready to be like, This is your show. Im not here to be disrespectful, but at that point, we were already past the respect and she was just abusing her power. GLEE STAR SAMANTHA MARIE WARE SEEMINGLY RESPONDS TO LEA MICHELES APOLOGY In her initial statement about Micheles behavior, Samantha Ware claimed that the star once threatened to s -- t in Wares wig, which she said took place during a screening on set. She had an issue because I had laughed [ when watching a scene ] and thats when the Im going to s -- t in your wig comment happened, said Samantha Ware, noting that Michele intentionally spoke loudly so others could hear. Some chuckled and some gasped. It was mortifying. The whole point was for her to embarrass me. People heard her, but no one was going to stand up to her. While Samantha Ware said it could have been unintentional, the comment was racially charged because, as she put it, black women historically are known for their wigs. Clockwise from left : Billy Lewis Jr., Laura Dreyfuss, Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Becca Tobin, Noah Guthrie, Samantha Marie Ware and Marshall Williams in' Glee.' ( Ryan Murphy Productions/20th Century Fox Television) It was Micheles tweet in support of the Black Lives Matter movement that spurred Wares accusations. Michele has since issued a public apology for her behavior, saying :.

  3. 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.

  4. The Omani Shed:

    My Apology dose not mean I am admitting my wrong doing and you are Right. It only means that I value our Relationship more than the pride and Ego.

  5. King Charles I:

    Never make a defense or an apology until you are accused.

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