ADJ. abject, humble, profuse It was a mistake. My profuse apologies. | heartfelt, profound, sincere | full | formal | public | written
VERB + APOLOGY convey, give sb, issue, make, offer (sb), publish, send (sb) The newpaper has issued an apology to the minister. | get, receive | demand, deserve, expect We expect a full written apology. | owe sb She certainly owes you an apology. | mumble, murmur, mutter John muttered an apology then went back to his book. | accept Please accept my sincere apologies. | reject She rejected my apology, saying it was not enough.
PREP. without ~ He backed out arrogantly and without apology. | ~ for an apology for arriving late | ~ from Apologies have been received from the Browns. | ~ to my apologies to your wife
PHRASES a letter of apology, make no apology/apologies for I make no apologies for bringing this issue to your attention once again.