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 apologize
Before I could apologize to his mother he ran back out to the living room with a poster of his dad and opened it up for me to see.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In September 2005, Beebe wrote a letter to my home to apologize.
They have refused to apologize, which is all I have ever wanted.
You must atone, apologize, and beg forgiveness for the thousands of LGBT lives you have taken.Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around|Jay Michaelson|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was told they had removed my blog and that I must apologize for publishing it.
And you have come, I hope, to apologize for your miserable France.The Isle of Unrest|Henry Seton Merriman
It is said that he tried to apologize, and he certainly resigned.George Washington, Vol. I|Henry Cabot Lodge
I do not know how to apologize enough for this letter; I know it is taking so great a liberty.Lady Susan|Jane Austen
Tell Cytherea that I apologize for having caused her such unnecessary pain, as it seems I did—but it cannot be helped now.Desperate Remedies|Thomas Hardy
Then, as Helene accompanied her into the ante-room, she wished to apologize for her prevarication.A Love Episode|Emile Zola
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.