verb (used without object), a·pol·o·gized, a·pol·o·giz·ing.
- apologia pro vita sua,
Origin of apologize
Examples from the Web for apologised
A restaurant has apologised after a toddler was served whisky instead of fruit juice at his birthday party.
I apologised for my intrusion; but the atmosphere of the place was not genial.The Charm of Ireland|Burton Egbert Stevenson
"Ne crois pas que le mari lui ressemble," apologised Margaret.Howards End|E. M. Forster
He apologised for coming so late in the day, he had been pressed with work.The New Warden|Mrs. David G. Ritchie
1590s, "to speak in defense of;" see apology + -ize. Main modern sense "to regretfully acknowledge" is attested by 1725. The Greek equivalent, apologizesthai, meant simply "to give an account." Related: Apologized; apologizing.