apologise


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apologise


Past participle: apologised
Gerund: apologising

Imperative
apologise
apologise
Present
I apologise
you apologise
he/she/it apologises
we apologise
you apologise
they apologise
Preterite
I apologised
you apologised
he/she/it apologised
we apologised
you apologised
they apologised
Present Continuous
I am apologising
you are apologising
he/she/it is apologising
we are apologising
you are apologising
they are apologising
Present Perfect
I have apologised
you have apologised
he/she/it has apologised
we have apologised
you have apologised
they have apologised
Past Continuous
I was apologising
you were apologising
he/she/it was apologising
we were apologising
you were apologising
they were apologising
Past Perfect
I had apologised
you had apologised
he/she/it had apologised
we had apologised
you had apologised
they had apologised
Future
I will apologise
you will apologise
he/she/it will apologise
we will apologise
you will apologise
they will apologise
Future Perfect
I will have apologised
you will have apologised
he/she/it will have apologised
we will have apologised
you will have apologised
they will have apologised
Future Continuous
I will be apologising
you will be apologising
he/she/it will be apologising
we will be apologising
you will be apologising
they will be apologising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been apologising
you have been apologising
he/she/it has been apologising
we have been apologising
you have been apologising
they have been apologising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been apologising
you will have been apologising
he/she/it will have been apologising
we will have been apologising
you will have been apologising
they will have been apologising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been apologising
you had been apologising
he/she/it had been apologising
we had been apologising
you had been apologising
they had been apologising
Conditional
I would apologise
you would apologise
he/she/it would apologise
we would apologise
you would apologise
they would apologise
Past Conditional
I would have apologised
you would have apologised
he/she/it would have apologised
we would have apologised
you would have apologised
they would have apologised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.apologise - defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success"
colour, gloss, color - give a deceptive explanation or excuse for; "color a lie"
plead - offer as an excuse or plea; "She was pleading insanity"
defend, fend for, support - argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike"
extenuate, mitigate, palliate - lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of; "The circumstances extenuate the crime"
2.apologise - acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failingapologise - acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing; "I apologized for being late"; "He apologized for the many typoes"
Translations
يَعْتَذِر
biîjast afsökunar
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apologize,

apologise

(əˈpolədʒaiz) verb
to say that one is sorry, for having done something wrong, for a fault etc. I must apologize to her for my rudeness.
aˌpoloˈgetic (-ˈdʒetik) adjective
showing regret or saying one is sorry for having done something wrong etc. an apologetic letter.
aˌpoloˈgetically adverb
aˈpologyplural aˈpologies noun
Please accept my apology for not arriving on time; He made his apologies for not attending the meeting.
References in classic literature ?
I will not apologise for the dinner," said the Stork:
I have to apologise, sir, for last night - ' he would begin.
I cannot otherwise than be concerned at being the means of injuring your amiable daughters, and beg leave to apologise for it, as well as to assure you of my readiness to make them every possible amends-- but of this hereafter.
In a softened tone she declared herself not at all offended; but he continued to apologise for about a quarter of an hour.
The King of Madagonia having refused either to apologise or pay, the King of Novakatka made war upon him, saying that it was necessary to show that Novakatkans must not be slaughtered.
Sir,-- I beg to apologise for the delay that has occurred in the production of the Report, with which I engaged to furnish you.
It was an accident; done because he did not apologise to that our colonel.
I ought to have been here hours ago, and then I should not have to apologise-- permit me to apologise--for presenting myself so unreasonably, and frightening--no, by-the-bye, you said not frightening; permit me to apologise again--the esteemed lady, Mrs Clennam, in her invalid chamber above stairs.
Do me the favour to add that I shall be happy to wait on Mrs Clennam, to offer my personal compliments, and to apologise for having occasioned any agitation in this tranquil corner, if it should suit her convenience to endure the presence of a stranger for a few minutes, after he shall have changed his wet clothes and fortified himself with something to eat and drink.
You weren't satisfied, so I've come here to apologise again.
Miss Tildy," said he, "I want to apologise for what I done the other evenin'.
Thus spake the old magician, and the higher men applauded him; so that Zarathustra went round, and mischievously and lovingly shook hands with his friends,--like one who hath to make amends and apologise to every one for something.