Synonyms for apologize

Synonyms for (verb) apologize

Synonyms: rationalise, rationalize, justify, apologise, apologize, excuse

Definition: defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

Usage: rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior; he rationalized his lack of success

Similar words: fend for, support, defend

Definition: argue or speak in defense of

Usage: She supported the motion to strike