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To say or show that you are sorry - synonyms or related words

apologize

verb

to tell someone that you are sorry for doing something wrong or for causing a problem

atone

verb

formal

to show that you are sorry for doing something bad or wrong

make amends

to try to make a situation better after you have done something wrong

make up to

to do something good that helps someone to feel better after you did something bad to them

expiate

verb

very formal

to show that you are sorry for something bad you have done by doing something good

wear sackcloth and ashes

to behave in a way that shows you are extremely sorry about something that you did

put on/wear a hair shirt

to behave in a way that shows you feel very sorry and guilty about something you have done wrong

beat your breast

to make it obvious by your actions that you are very upset or sorry about something

apologise

a British spelling of apologize

redeem yourself

to do something good because you have behaved badly, so that people will think you are a good person again

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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dolt

a stupid person

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hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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