Synonyms to apologize

alibi, alibi out of, apologize for, ask forgiveness, beg indulgence, beg pardon, cover with excuses, defend, do penance, espouse, excuse, express regret, justify, lie out of, make apology for, offer excuse for, plead guilty, plead ignorance, reform, repent, squirm out of, take back, think better of, vindicate, worm out of, extenuate, abate, allay, alleviate, allow for, assuage, attemper, attenuate, bank the fire, bate, blunt, chasten, color, constrain, control, cramp, cripple, damp, dampen, de-emphasize, deaden, debilitate, devitalize, dilute, diminish, downplay, dull, ease, enervate, enfeeble, eviscerate, exhaust, explain, gloss over, gruel, ignore, keep within bounds, lay, lay low, lenify, lessen, lighten, make allowance for, mince, mitigate, moderate, modulate, obtund, palliate, play down, qualify, rationalize, rattle, reduce, reduce the temperature, remit, restrain, sap, shake, shake up, slacken, slow down, slur over, smother, sober, sober down, soft-pedal, soften, soften up, stifle, subdue, sugarcoat, suppress, tame, temper, tone down, tune down, unbrace, undermine, underplay, un