An apology is an acceptance of a mistake. A person says he or she is sorry for something that was done.

  • The man offered the woman an apology for hitting her car.
  • Please accept my apology.
  • I’d like to make an apology.
  • My apologies. This won’t happen again.
  • Will you accept my apology?
  • Brian made an apology to his wife because he forgot it was her birthday.
  • I accept your apology. (This is one way of responding to a person who apologizes to you. You can also say, "It’s okay," or…..)
  • Apology accepted.

The word "apologize" is a verb.

  • I apologize. (I’m sorry.)
  • You need to apologize for what you did.
  • We apologize for the inconvenience. (Businesses often say this to customers when there’s a problem.)
  • Regina wants to apologize for her actions.
  • Gordon apologized to the woman for bumping into her.
  • Frieda’s supervisor has to apologize to her for accusing her of something that she didn’t do.


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April 25, 2014