a|pol|o|gist [əˈpɔlədʒıst US əˈpa:-] n
someone who tries to explain and defend an idea, person, or political system
apologist for
an apologist for socialism

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  • apologist — I noun advocate, arguer in defense, champion, defender, defensor, disputant, excuser, exponent, expositer, expounder, favorer, justifier, pleader, proponent, protector, supporter, upholder II index advocate (counselor), advocate ( …   Law dictionary

  • apologist — (n.) 1630s, from Fr. apologiste, from apologie (see APOLOGY (Cf. apology)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • apologist — ► NOUN ▪ a person who offers an argument in defence of something controversial …   English terms dictionary

  • apologist — [ə päl′ə jist] n. [Fr apologiste: see APOLOGY] a person who writes or speaks in defense or justification of a doctrine, faith, action, etc …   English World dictionary

  • apologist — [[t]əpɒ̱ləʤɪst[/t]] apologists N COUNT An apologist is a person who writes or speaks in defence of a belief, a cause, or a person s life. [FORMAL] I am no apologist for Hitler, observed Pyat. ...the great Christian apologist Origen …   English dictionary

  • apologist — n. an apologist for * * * [ə pɒlədʒɪst] an apologist for …   Combinatory dictionary

  • apologist — UK [əˈpɒlədʒɪst] / US [əˈpɑlədʒɪst] noun [countable] Word forms apologist : singular apologist plural apologists formal someone who defends something such as a belief …   English dictionary

  • apologist — noun Date: 1640 one who speaks or writes in defense of someone or something …   New Collegiate Dictionary