Dictionary.com

apologize

[ uh-pol-uh-jahyz ]
/ 蓹藞p蓲l 蓹藢d蕭a瑟z /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: apologize / apologizing on Thesaurus.com

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.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between 鈥渁ffect鈥 and 鈥渆ffect.鈥
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2022

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
FEEDBACK