Synonyms and Antonyms of apologizing
to express regret for doing or saying something wrong
- I want to apologize to you for my rude behavior yesterday.
- We apologize for the mistake and promise that it won't happen again.
deodorizing, excusing, explaining away, extenuating, glossing (over), glozing (over), palliating, whitewashing
accounting (for), explaining, justifying, rationalizing
minimizing, playing down, soft-pedaling
alleviating, easing, lessening, lightening, mitigating, moderating, softening, tempering
absolving, acquitting, clearing, exculpating, exonerating, vindicating