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apology

noun [C or U] (SAYING SORRY)    /əˈpɒl.ə.dʒi/ US  /-ˈpɑː.lə-/
B1 an act of saying sorry: I have an apology to make to you - I'm afraid I opened your letter by mistake. He's demanding a full apology from the newspaper for making untrue allegations about his personal life. "Was he at all sorry for what he'd done?" "Oh he was full of apologies (= extremely sorry)." She complained to the company and they sent her a written apology. I owe you an apology - I'm afraid I forgot to send that report. a letter of apologyMaking and accepting apologies
(Definition of apology noun (SAYING SORRY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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