apologise apologise

Definition(s):

  1. (v) defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
  2. (v) acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing

Usage(s):

  1. Er, excuse me for saying so, and I apologise for it ahead of time.
  2. Workers, says this code, should be made to apologise for their mistakes publicly; if their products are defective, up to one-third of their wages will be deducted.
  3. Snow: The problem now is are they going to be tried for this violation or is it possible for Britain to apologise and discuss with you a promise not to do this again.

News

  1. Australia coach sorry for telling women to shut up

    Australia coach Holger Osieck apologised on Wednesday after saying
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Australia coach Holger Osieck sorry for sexist comment about women

    Australia coach Holger Osieck apologised on Wednesday after saying
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. BBC defends Danny Baker’s anti-Irish tweet in wake of Boston bombing

    The BBC has refused to apologise for an anti-Irish tweet by presenter Danny Baker in the aftermath of the Boston bombing last April. Social media website TheDrum.com reports that the British broadcaster has defended the tweet on Baker’s personal Twitter account.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Irish Central

Quotes

  1. Mr Barton said: "I apologise for using the term shakedown with regard to yesterday's actions at the White House in my opening statement and I retract my apology to BP."
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Joe Barton Source: The Australian

  2. "I accept responsibility for those two days. If what I did was an error in judgment, I apologise," Pettitte said. "I was on the disabled list, and I had heard that human growth hormone could promote faster healing for my elbow. I felt an...
    on Dec 16, 2007 By: Andy Pettitte Source: BBC News

  3. Steve Jobs, Apple's chief executive, called the iPhone 4's launch "the most successful in Apple's history" but added: "We apologise to those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Steve Jobs Source: The Guardian

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