apologize

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verb apol·o·gize \-ˌjīz\

Definition of apologize

apologized

;

apologizing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to express regret for something done or said :  to make an apology He apologized for his mistake. She apologized to us for losing her temper.

apologizer

noun

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Origin and Etymology of apologize

see apology


First Known Use: 1596



APOLOGIZE Defined for Kids

apologize

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verb apol·o·gize \ə-ˈpä-lə-ˌjīz\

Definition of apologize for Students

apologized

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apologizing

  1. :  to express regret for having done or said something wrong



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