Definition of apologize
: 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.
Recent Examples of apologize from the Web
Hansen later issued a statement apologizing for the incident.
In addition to the legislative directives, the House and Senate passed resolutions that formally apologized for the treatment of the juveniles sent to Dozier and a related facility in Okeechobee.
Griffin later apologized for her act but the damage was done.
Beck has since apologized for his role in bringing the country to its present state of dysfunction.
Only after securing victory did Gianforte apologize.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican, called for Turkish leaders to apologize.
Philip Alston, a legal scholar who rebuked the United Nations for not apologizing and offering compensation for the cholera crisis in Haiti, said the Kosovo decision followed the same model.
Gianforte has not apologized for the incident, which upended the race considered by many to be a bellwether for Republicans' political chances in the era of Trump.
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Origin and Etymology of apologize
First Known Use: 1596
APOLOGIZE Defined for Kids
Definition of apologize for Students
: to express regret for having done or said something wrong
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