Apologizing
Apologize A*pol"o*gize, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Apologized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Apologizing}.] [Cf. F. apologiser.] 1. To make an apology or defense. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

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.

Syn: apologize, excuse, justify, rationalize [1913 Webster]

To apologize for his insolent language. --Froude. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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