Simple Definition of apology
: a statement saying that you are sorry about something : an expression of regret for having done or said something wrong
apologies : an expression of regret for not being able to do something
: something that is said or written to defend something that other people criticize
Examples of apology in a sentence
The company issued an official apology to its customers for its error.
Please accept our sincerest apologies for any problems we may have caused.
He made a public apology for his controversial remarks.
He refused to accept my apology.
We received a letter of apology from the company.
I made my apologies and left.
Origin and Etymology of apology
Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French apologie, from Late Latin apologia, from Greek, from apo- + logos speech — more at legend
First Known Use: 1533
Synonym Discussion of apology
APOLOGY Defined for Kids
Definition of apology for Students
: an expression of regret for having done or said something wrong
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