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apology
American English: /əˈpɑlədʒi/
British English: /əˈpɒlədʒi/

Translation of apology in Spanish:

noun plural -gies

  • 1 1.1 (expression of regret) (often plural) please accept my apologies
    le ruego me disculpe
    to offer one's apologies
    disculparse
    excusarse [formal]
    presentar sus ( or mis etc) disculpas or excusas [formal]
    Jim sends his apologies, but he can't come
    Jim ha dicho que lo siente mucho pero no puede venir
    I think I owe you an apology
    creo que le debo una disculpa
    to make no apology for somethingI make no apology for bringing up the subject
    no tengo ningún reparo en sacar el tema a colación
    I make no apology for my remarks
    no me arrepiento de lo que dije
    Example sentences
    • Have been severely incapacitated by latest pregnancy symptoms so apologies for absence.
    • Other councillors, who were unable to attend, sent their apologies and offered their support.
    • At the February meeting of the Association three new members were welcomed and despite some apologies the meeting was very well attended.
    1.2 (for not attending meeting) (British English) apologies from J Brown
    J Brown envía sus excusas por no poder asistir
  • 2 2.1 (poor specimen)apology for somethingit's an apology for a team
    es un remedo de equipo
    an apology for a marriage
    una farsa de matrimonio
    Example sentences
    • It is all very well to talk about Pub City and Fun City, but it all happens in this poor apology of a downtown, a very long way off from the workplace that gets longer by the day with every additional vehicle they buy.
    • Its American cousin makes a poor apology for a nest, it is true, merely a loose bundle or platform of sticks, as flimsily put together as a dove's nest.
    • But in this sorry apology for a summer, show day on Sunday dawned with glorious sunshine and warm temperatures.
    2.2apologia

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