American English

Definition of apology noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. apologies)
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] apology (to somebody) (for something) a word or statement saying sorry for something that has been done wrong or that causes a problem to offer/make/demand/accept an apology You owe him an apology for what you said. We would like to offer our apologies for the delay to your flight today. We received a letter of apology.
  2. 2[countable, usually plural] information that you cannot go to a meeting or must leave early (formal) She made her apologies and left early.
  3. Idioms
    make no apology/apologies for something
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    if you say that you make no apology/apologies for something, you mean that you do not feel that you have said or done something wrong
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: apology