♦ apology

♦ apology /əˈpɒlədʒɪ/
1 scuse (pl.); parole (pl.) di scusa: to make an apology to sb., scusarsi con q.; fare le proprie scuse a q.; DIALOGO-Birthday- I'll call her this evening and make my apologies, la chiamo stasera e le faccio le mie scuse; to offer one's apologies, presentare le proprie scuse; I owe you an apology, ti devo delle scuse; to send one's apologies, inviare le proprie scuse; DIALOGO-Damaged goods- Please accept my apologies again, la prego di accettare di nuovo le mie scuse; letter of apology, lettera di scuse; an abject apology, umilissime scuse
2 (form.) apologia
apology for, surrogato di; pallida imitazione di: I was shown into an apology for a waiting-room, fui fatto entrare in una stanzetta che avrebbe dovuto essere la sala d'aspetto □ I make no apology for, mi permetto di; mi sento libero di.

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