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 for apologise
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  apologise \apologise\ v.
     1. same as apologize.
     Syn: apologize, excuse, justify, rationalize
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by
           reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy
           behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success" [syn:
           apologize, apologise, excuse, justify,
           rationalize, rationalise]
      2: acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing; "I apologized
         for being late"; "He apologized for the many typoes" [syn:
         apologize, apologise]

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