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apologize

[ uh-pol-uh-jahyz ]
/ 蓹藞p蓲l 蓹藢d蕭a瑟z /
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verb (used without object), a路pol路o路gized, a路pol路o路giz路ing.
to offer an apology or excuse for some fault, insult, failure, or injury: He apologized for accusing her falsely.
to make a formal defense in speech or writing.
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Also especially British, a路pol路o路gise .

Origin of apologize

First recorded in 1590鈥1600; apolog(y) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM apologize

a路pol路o路giz路er, nounre路a路pol路o路gize, verb (used with object), re路a路pol路o路gized, re路a路pol路o路giz路ing.un路a路pol路o路giz路ing, noun
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How to use apologize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for apologize

apologize

apologise

/ (蓹藞p蓲l蓹藢d蕭a瑟z) /

verb (intr)
to express or make an apology; acknowledge failings or faults
to make a formal defence in speech or writing

Derived forms of apologize

apologizer or apologiser, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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