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July 16, 2005

Question: What's The Simplest Way To Say "Engages In Apologism"?

I keep running into this problem. I want to say that, for example, Dilpazier Aslan "aplogizes for" Muslim terrorism, but that doesn't sound right; that sounds like he's actually apologizing for the terrorism, rather than engaging in apologetics.

And so usually I resort to the clumsy "engages in apologias" or the like.

Is there a simpler way to say this? Preferably in one word? I'm stumped.

Language mavens, enlighten me.

Eh... Merriam-Webster seems to imply there's no such verb, or else they'd have mentioned it.



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