Apologize

Definition of Apologize

A`pol´o`gize
v. i.1.To make an apology or defense.
[imp. & p. p. Apologized ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Apologizing.]
2.To make an apology or excuse; to make acknowledgment of some fault or offense, with expression of regret for it, by way of amends; - with for; as, my correspondent apologized for not answering my letter.
To apologize for his insolent language.
- Froude.
v. t.1.To defend.
The Christians . . . were apologized by Plinie.
- Dr. G. Benson.

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