WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
a•pol•o•gist /əˈpɑlədʒɪst/USA pronunciation
n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- a person who defends an idea, faith, cause, or institution.
(ə pol′ə jist),USA pronunciation n.
(ə pol′ə jēt′).USA pronunciation a person skilled in apologetics.
one of the authors of the early Christian apologies in defense of the faith.
- a person who makes a defense in speech or writing of a belief, idea, etc.
- French apologiste
- apolog(y) + -ist or 1630–40
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apologist /əˈpɒlədʒɪst/ n
- a person who offers a defence by argument
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