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. It can be known as saying sorry. The goal of apologizing is generally forgiveness.
- ↑ 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.