To attempt to justify one's behavior by providing reasons that obscure one's actual motives.
(Law) To show an adequate reason for something done
To turn away (one's gaze, for example).
To hear the confession of (a penitent).
To provide justification for.
To support by aid, influence, protection, etc.
To defy is defined as to work against or resist something.
To offend is to do something offensive to someone, or to break a civil or religious law.
Insult is defined as to speak with rudeness or to say something to offend.
To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping:
Find another word for apologizing. In this page you can discover 15 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for apologizing, like: rationalizing, justifying, excusing, regretting, withdrawing, retracting, confessing, defending, vindicating, maintaining and defying.