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accept an apology

This page is about the collocation accept an apology

collocation pattern: verb + noun


to forgive someone who says they're sorry

For example

  • My mistake was serious, but luckily the boss accepted my apology.

  • She refused to accept her husband's apology and said she wanted a divorce.

Quick Quiz

I knew she'd accepted my apology when she

a. shook her head and walked away

b. told me not to do it again

c. said she didn't believe me

Contributor: Matt Errey