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I try to read everything that's sent me - play scripts, movie scripts - but I've had to make a rule. If the author hasn't grabbed me by Page 25, the piece goes back with a note of apology.
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Meaning of "apology" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD APOLOGY

From Old French apologie, from Late Latin apologia, from Greek: a verbal defence, from apo- + logos speech.
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PRONUNCIATION OF APOLOGY

apology  [əˈpɒlədʒɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF APOLOGY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Apology is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES APOLOGY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Apology

Apology or apologize may refer to: ▪ An expression of remorse ▪ Apologetics, the rhetorical defense of a position ▪ Christian apologetics, the defense of Christianity...

Definition of apology in the English dictionary

The definition of apology in the dictionary is an oral or written expression of regret or contrition for a fault or failing. Other definition of apology is a poor substitute or offering.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH APOLOGY


anthropology
ˌænθrəˈpɒlədʒɪ
astrology
əˈstrɒlədʒɪ
biology
baɪˈɒlədʒɪ
biotechnology
ˌbaɪəʊtɛkˈnɒlədʒɪ
bumpology
bəmˈpɒlədʒɪ
carpology
kɑːˈpɒlədʒɪ
ecology
ɪˈkɒlədʒɪ
escapology
ˌeskəˈpɒlədʒɪ
hippology
hɪˈpɒlədʒɪ
methodology
ˌmɛθəˈdɒlədʒɪ
palaeoanthropology
ˌpælɪəʊˌænθrəˈpɒlədʒɪ
pathology
pəˈθɒlədʒɪ
physiology
ˌfɪzɪˈɒlədʒɪ
psychology
saɪˈkɒlədʒɪ
sociology
ˌsəʊsɪˈɒlədʒɪ
technology
tɛkˈnɒlədʒɪ
terminology
ˌtɜːmɪˈnɒlədʒɪ
topology
təˈpɒlədʒɪ
tropology
trɒˈpɒlədʒɪ
typology
taɪˈpɒlədʒɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE APOLOGY

apollo
Apollonian
apollonicon
Apollonius of Perga
Apollonius of Rhodes
Apollyon
apologal
apologetic
apologetical
apologetically
apologetics
apologia
apologies
apologise
apologiser
apologist
apologize
apologizer
apologue
apolune

WORDS THAT END LIKE APOLOGY

anthology
archaeology
cardiology
dermatology
epidemiology
gastroenterology
genealogy
histology
homology
immunology
information technology
microbiology
morphology
mythology
neurology
oncology
otolaryngology
pharmacology
phonology
radiology
theology

Synonyms and antonyms of apology in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «APOLOGY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «apology» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of apology

Translation of «apology» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF APOLOGY

Find out the translation of apology to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of apology from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «apology» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

道歉
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

disculpa
570 millions of speakers

English

apology
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

माफी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اِعْتِذار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

извинение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desculpa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কৈফিয়ৎ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

excuses
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Permintaan maaf
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Entschuldigung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

詫び
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사과
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

ngapuro
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lời xin lỗi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மன்னிப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दिलगिरी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

özür
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scuse
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przeprosiny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вибачення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

scuză
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συγγνώμη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verskoning
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ursäkt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

unnskyldning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of apology

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «APOLOGY»

The term «apology» is very widely used and occupies the 19.175 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «APOLOGY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «apology» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «apology» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about apology

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10 QUOTES WITH «APOLOGY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word apology.
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Amy Adams
I'd love to be a diva. But I'd then have to send so many apology notes for my abhorrent behaviour.
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Archibald Alexander
It will never do to plead sin as an excuse for sin, or to attempt to justify sinful acts by pleading that we have an evil heart. This instead of being a valid apology, is the very ground of our condemnation.
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George Allen
I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed.
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Odette Annable
I have some girls who I look back on and I think, 'Wow, they were really horrible to me.' I would love an apology from a few girls, but whatever. I'm not holding any grudges. I'm over it.
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Red Auerbach
The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
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Vince Cable
On banks, I make no apology for attacking spivs and gamblers who did more harm to the British economy than Bob Crow could achieve in his wildest Trotskyite fantasies, while paying themselves outrageous bonuses underwritten by the taxpayer. There is much public anger about banks and it is well deserved.
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Gilbert K. Chesterton
A stiff apology is a second insult... The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.
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Hume Cronyn
I try to read everything that's sent me - play scripts, movie scripts - but I've had to make a rule. If the author hasn't grabbed me by Page 25, the piece goes back with a note of apology.
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Patti Davis
Decades later I would look into my father's eyes and try to reach past the murkiness of Alzheimer's with my words, my apology, hoping that in his heart he heard me and understood.
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F. W. de Klerk
I have made the most profound apology in front of the Truth Commission and on other occasions about the injustices which were wrought by apartheid.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «APOLOGY»

Discover the use of apology in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to apology and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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On Apology
The act of apologizing is quite simply immensely fulfilling. On Apology opens a window onto this common occurrence to reveal the feelings and actions at the heart of this profound interaction.
Professor of Psychiatry University of Massachusetts Medical School Aaron Lazare M.D. Chancellor and Dean, 2004
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The Age of Apology: Facing Up to the Past
In "The Age of Apology" twenty-two law, politics, and human rights scholars explore the legal, political, social, historical, moral, religious, and anthropological aspects of Western apologies.
Mark Gibney, 2008
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From Apology to Utopia: The Structure of International Legal ...
This book presents a critical view of international law as an argumentative practice that aims to 'depoliticise' international relations.
Martti Koskenniemi, 2006
4
Effective Apology: Mending Fences, Building Bridges, and ...
At some point everyone needs to make an effective apology. Effective Apology is a survival guide for all of us who find a need to apologize in our business or professional work, either for ourselves or for our organizations.
John Kador, 2009
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Kantian Ethics Almost Without Apology
Marcia W. Baron develops and assesses the criticism, which she sees as comprising two objections: that duty plays too large a role, leaving no room for the supererogatory, and that Kant places too much value on acting from duty.
Marcia W. Baron, 1999
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An Apology for Raymond Sebond
Wise, perceptive and remarkably informed, this is one of the true masterpieces of the essay form.
Michel Montaigne, 2006
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No Apology: The Case for American Greatness
In No Apology, Mitt Romney asserts that American strength is essential—not just for our own well-being, but for the world’s.
Mitt Romney, 2010
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The Five Languages of Apology: How to Experience Healing in ...
But simply saying you're sorry is usually not enough. In this book, #1 New York Times bestselling author Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas unveil new ways to effectively approach and mend fractured relationships.
Gary D Chapman, Jennifer M. Thomas, 2008
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Socrates in the Apology: An Essay on Plato's Apology of Socrates
"Reeve's book is an excellent companion to Plato's Apology and a valuable discussion of many of the main issues that arise in the early dialogues.
C. D. C. Reeve, 1989
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An Apology For Poetry (Or The Defence Of Poesy): Revised and ...
An Apology for Poetry (or The Defence of Poesy), by the celebrated soldier-poet Sir Philip Sidney, is the most important work of literary theory published in the Renaissance.
Philip Sidney, Geoffrey Shepherd, R.W. Maslen, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «APOLOGY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term apology is used in the context of the following news items.
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Chris Christie seeks Bridgegate apology on 'Morning Joe'
Chris Christie says the media owes him an apology for linking him to the George Washington Bridge scandal, but he didn't collect one in an ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
2
Missy Elliott's late-night apology at Essence Fest 2015
Missy Elliott performs on the main stage during the Essence Music Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Saturday, ... «NOLA.com, Jul 15»
3
A$AP Rocky Offers A Semi-Apology About That Rita Ora Lyric
A$AP Rocky faced substantial criticism when he fired off some crude lyrics about Rita Ora and and his relationship with her on “Better Things,” ... «MTV.com, Jul 15»
4
FF XIV for Macs pulled from sales, lengthy apology issued
Square Enix may have just launched its biggest update to Final Fantasy XIV, but what could have been an almost perfect release has been ... «SlashGear, Jul 15»
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HC demands apology from Pune lawyers for going on strike
Terming the 15-day strike by lawyers to press the demand for a High Court bench in Pune, the Bombay High Court today asked the Pune Bar ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
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Kuia: Sonny Tau apology accepted by elders
Kuia: Sonny Tau apology accepted by elders. Updated at 6:51 pm on 6 July 2015. Share on Twitter · Share on Facebook · Share on Google Plus · Share on ... «Radio New Zealand, Jul 15»
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Holiday park's apology over mum breastfeeding in pool
A holiday park in Northamptonshire has apologised to a mother after she was asked to stop breastfeeding her baby in a swimming pool. «ITV News, Jul 15»
8
NCT leader: President owes us apology
Leader of the National Coalition for Transformation (NCT) Nalini Dial wants President Anthony Carmona to apologise to the nation for the ... «Trinidad Guardian, Jul 15»
9
Swift apology after mental health privacy breach
Swift apology after mental health privacy breach. SARAH-JANE O'CONNOR. Last updated 05:00, July 6 2015. A mental health support group accidentally sent ... «The Press, Jul 15»
10
Colorado man wants apology from police after arrest in child sex sting
A Parker man wants an apology from police after he claims they tarnished his name after he was arrested, accused of soliciting child prostitution. “I feel betrayed. «KTVQ Billings News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Apology [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/apology>. Nov 2019 ».
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