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apology

noun
 
 
/əˈpɒlədʒi/ ( plural apologies)
[C or U] the act of saying sorry or a message that says sorry: An apology and a refund are being sent to the customer.issue/make an apology The hotel has issued an apology for its mistake. a letter of apology formal Please accept my apologies.
apologies [plural] MEETINGS the act of telling the person in charge of a meeting that you are not able to come, or the list of people who have done this: Ms Kamen sends her apologies. First on the agenda we have apologies, then the treasurer's report.
Translations of “apology”
in Korean 사과…
in Arabic اعْتِذار…
in Portuguese desculpas…
in Catalan disculpa…
in Japanese 謝罪, 陳謝…
in Italian scusa, scuse…
in Chinese (Traditional) 道歉, 認錯, 謝罪…
in Russian извинение…
in Turkish özür, pişmanlık bildiren söz veya yazı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 道歉, 认错, 谢罪…
in Polish przeprosiny…
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