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
United Airlines has apologized to a passenger who was forced to give up her 2-year-old son's seat and hold the child on a flight - until her leg and arm went numb.
He was replaced a few years later by Ehud Barak, the former prime minister who once famously apologized to Mizrahi voters for the party's previous misdeeds.
Beyoncé is featured on the song, which would be enough to get us excited, but on top of that, Jay addressed (and apologized for) his infidelity.
Griffin has since apologized for the imagery, and has been fired from multiple jobs as a result of the photo.
Those mistakes must be publicly corrected — in the recent CNN case, CNN apologized, retracted the story, and three staffers resigned.
The letters were dated the same day that Johnson apologized to the aide, Erin Hinson.
Months after that Jan. 30 arrest, the former three-star prospect from Orlando Bishop Moore Catholic is apologizing for the actions that led to armed burglary and theft of a firearm charges and sent his college football plans into a tailspin.
Hood apologized to the judge and his family, and extended his condolences to Taylor's family.
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Definition of apologize for Students
: to express regret for having done or said something wrong
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