Apologize - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈpɑːlədʒaɪz|  American pronunciation of the word apologize
Brit.  |əˈpɒlədʒʌɪz|  British pronunciation of the word apologize

verb

- acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing(syn: apologise)

I apologized for being late
He apologized for the many typoes

- defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning (syn: apologise, excuse, rationalise, rationalize)

Examples

He apologized to his wife and children for losing his temper.

We apologize for the mistake and promise that it won't happen again.

I'm so sorry, I do apologize.

I think you should apologize to your brother.

He later apologized for his behaviour.

I apologize for losing my temper.

I apologized for being late

He apologized for the many typoes

I want to apologize, again

My behavior was petty and stupid. I apologize.

He made an inept attempt to apologize.

I apologize for the omission of your name from the list. It was not intentional.

I can see that I've completely misjudged you. I apologize.

He didn't even have the decency to apologize.

He didn't even have the grace to apologize (=he was not polite enough to apologize).

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: apologize
he/she/it: apologizes
present participle: apologizing
past tense: apologized
past participle: apologized
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