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
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 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
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APOLOGY Defined for Kids
Definition of apology
: an expression of regret for having done or said something wrong
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