apologise
apologise apologise v. 1. same as {apologize}.

Syn: apologize, excuse, justify, rationalize [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • apologise — (v.) chiefly British English spelling of APOLOGIZE (Cf. apologize); for suffix, see IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Apologised; apologising …   Etymology dictionary

  • apologise — v. 1) to apologise humbly 2) (D; intr.) to apologise for; to (he apologised to us for being late) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • apologise — British variant of apologize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • apologise — [[t]əpɒ̱ləʤaɪz[/t]] see apologize …   English dictionary

  • apologise — v. express regret, express sorrow for one s actions (alternate spelling for apologize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • apologise — apol·o·gise …   English syllables

  • apologise — UK [əˈpɒlədʒaɪz] / US [əˈpɑləˌdʒaɪz] apologize …   English dictionary

  • apologise — [əˈpɒləˌdʒaɪz] a British spelling of apologize …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • apologise — /əˈpɒlədʒaɪz / (say uh poluhjuyz) verb (i) (apologised, apologising) 1. to offer excuses or regrets for some fault, insult, failure, or injury. 2. to make a formal defence in speech or writing. Also, apologize. –apologiser, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • apologise — verb 1. defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning rationalize the child s seemingly crazy behavior he rationalized his lack of success • Syn: ↑apologize, ↑excuse, ↑justify, ↑rationalize, ↑rationalise …   Useful english dictionary

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