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Apology

A`pol´o`gy
n.1.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.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.Anything provided as a substitute; a makeshift.
v. i.1.To offer an apology.
For which he can not well apology.
- J. Webster.
Noun1.Apologyapology - an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone; "he wrote a letter of apology to the hostess"
2.apology - a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly
Synonyms: apologia
3.apology - a poor example; "it was an apology for a meal"; "a poor excuse for an automobile"
Synonyms: excuse
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