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apology

noun [C, U]
 
 
/əˈpɒlədʒi/
B1 something you say or write to say that you are sorry about something you have done: I have an apology to make to you - I opened your letter by mistake. a letter of apologyMaking and accepting apologies
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…
(Definition of apology from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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