Make+an+apology

  • 1 make no apology for something — make no aˈpology/aˈpologies for sth idiom if you say that you make no apology/apologies for sth, you mean that you do not feel that you have said or done anything wrong Main entry: ↑apologyidiom …

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  • 2 Apology — A*pol o*gy, n.; pl. {Apologies}. [L. apologia, Gr. ?; ? from + ?: cf. F. apologie. See {Apologetic}.] 1. Something said or written in defense or justification of what appears to others wrong, or of what may be liable to disapprobation;… …

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  • 3 apology — UK US /əˈpɒlədʒi/ noun (plural apologies) ► [C or U] the act of saying sorry or a message that says sorry: »An apology and a refund are being sent to the customer. issue/make an apology »The hotel has issued an apology for its mistake. »a letter… …

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  • 4 make no apologies for something — make no aˈpology/aˈpologies for sth idiom if you say that you make no apology/apologies for sth, you mean that you do not feel that you have said or done anything wrong Main entry: ↑apologyidiom …

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  • 5 apology — a|pol|o|gy S3 [əˈpɔlədʒi US əˈpa: ] n plural apologies [Date: 1500 1600; : Late Latin; Origin: apologia written or spoken defense , from Greek, from apo ( APOCALYPSE) + logos speech ] 1.) [U and C] something that you say or write to show that you …

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  • 6 apology — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ abject (esp. BrE), humble, profuse ▪ It was a mistake. My profuse apologies. ▪ heartfelt, profound, sincere ▪ …

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  • 7 apology */ — UK [əˈpɒlədʒɪ] / US [əˈpɑlədʒɪ] noun Word forms apology : singular apology plural apologies 1) a) [countable] a statement that tells someone that you are sorry for doing something wrong or for causing a problem We would have been happy with an… …

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  • 8 apology — a|pol|o|gy [ ə palədʒi ] noun * 1. ) count a statement that tells someone that you are sorry for doing something wrong or causing a problem: We would have been happy with an apology. make an apology: He made a public apology for his remarks. owe… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 apology — noun (C) 1 something that you say or write to show that you are sorry for doing something wrong: Your behaviour was outrageous. I demand an apology! | accept sb s apology (=forgive them after they have apologized): Please accept our sincere… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 apology — apology, apologia, excuse, plea, pretext, alibi denote the reason or reasons offered in explanation or defense of something (as an act, a policy, or a view). In general use apology implies that one has been, at least apparently, in the wrong; it… …

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  • 11 make no apologies — make/offer/no apologies phrase used for emphasizing that you believe you have done the right thing and you do not feel ashamed about it I make no apologies for repeating my views. Thesaurus: to not be embarrassed or to not embarrass… …

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  • 12 apology — n. 1) to make, offer an apology 2) to demand an apology 3) an abject, humble; public; sincere apology 4) an apology for; to (Jim made an apology to the teacher for his rude behavior) * * * [ə pɒlədʒɪ] humble offer an apology public sincere… …

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  • 13 Apology (Plato) — For the article on Xenophon s work on the same subject, see Apology (Xenophon). For other uses, see Apology (disambiguation) Part of the series on: The Dialogues of Plato Early dialogues …

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  • 14 apology — [[t]əpɒ̱ləʤi[/t]] apologies 1) N VAR An apology is something that you say or write in order to tell someone that you are sorry that you have hurt them or caused trouble for them. I didn t get an apology... We received a letter of apology... He… …

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  • 15 apology — noun (plural gies) Etymology: Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French apologie, from Late Latin apologia, from Greek, from apo + logos speech more at legend Date: 1533 1. a. a formal justification ; defense …

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  • 16 apology, excuse, pardon — An apology is an admission of discourtesy or error together with an expression of regret. An excuse is a statement made or reason given for being released from blame. An apology accepts guilt and seeks to make amends; an excuse seeks to shift… …

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  • 17 make of — PHRASAL VERB If you ask a person what they make of something, you want to know what their impression, opinion, or understanding of it is. [V P n] Well, what did you make of her?... [V P n] Nancy wasn t sure what to make of Mick s apology …

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  • 18 make — verb Make is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑batsman, ↑company, ↑factory, ↑firm, ↑picture, ↑recipe, ↑sale Make is used with these nouns as the object: ↑accommodation, ↑accompaniment, ↑accusation, ↑ …

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  • 19 List of war apology statements issued by Japan — 1960s= * 22 June 1965. Minister of Foreign Affairs Shiina Etsusaburo. In our two countries long history there have been unfortunate times, it is truly regretable and we are deeply remorseful (Signing of the Treaty on Basic Relations between Japan …

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  • 20 An Apology for Poetry — Philip Sidney. Sir Philip Sidney wrote An Apology for Poetry (or, The Defence of Poesy) in approximately 1579, and it was published in 1595, after his death. It is generally believed that he was at least partly motivated by Stephen Gosson, a… …

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