Apology (act)

expression of regret or remorse

An apology is an expression of regret or remorse for actions, while apologizing is the act of showing regret or remorse.[1] It can be known as saying sorry. The goal of apologizing is generally forgiveness.


  1. Chiles, Benjamin W.; Roloff, Michael E. (6 August 2014). "Apologies, Expectations, and Violations: An Analysis of Confirmed and Disconfirmed Expectations for Responses to Apologies". Communication Reports. 27 (2): 65–77. doi:10.1080/08934215.2014.890735. S2CID 143683319.