apologize for

idiom

: to offer a defense or excuse or admission of fault for (something)
used in negative statements
She doesn't apologize for her lifestyle.

Examples of apologize for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Advocates: System can be slow, secretive, political The pardon process can start with a petition, where someone who was incarcerated makes their case for the state to forgive them, apologize for a wrongful conviction or lessen a sentence. Ryan Oehrli, Charlotte Observer, 29 May 2024 At Thursday’s city council meeting, Lucas said apologizing to Butker would ring false when the city has yet to apologize for more harmful actions. Ilana Arougheti, Kansas City Star, 24 May 2024 Early Sunday, Grimes took to X to apologize for the performance and her reaction, and promised better for her performance next Saturday at Coachella’s second weekend. Variety, NBC News, 15 Apr. 2024 Early Sunday, Grimes took to X (formerly Twitter) to apologize for the performance and her reaction, and promised better for her performance next Saturday at Coachella’s second weekend. Jem Aswad, Variety, 14 Apr. 2024 Karoline Leavitt, former President Donald Trump's campaign press secretary, said Biden should apologize for celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility, which is always held on March 31, on Easter Sunday this year. Jeongyoon Han, NPR, 1 Apr. 2024 Lawmaker William Wragg, 36, came forward to apologize for having given out people’s personal contacts. Karla Adam, Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2024 On Wednesday, April 3, Rice, 23, took to his Instagram Stories to apologize for his part in the high-speed accident, which caused two people to be hospitalized. Liza Esquibias, Peoplemag, 4 Apr. 2024 Apple will not apologize for its little blue bubbles. Laura Bratton, Quartz, 29 Mar. 2024

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“Apologize for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apologize%20for. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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