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Verb: apologise  u'pó-lu,jIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: apologize)
  1. Defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    - apologize, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationalise [Brit]
     
  2. Express regret for something bad that one has done; acknowledge faults and mistakes
    "I apologised for being late"; "He apologised for the many typos";
    - apologize

Derived forms: apologised, apologises, apologising

Type of: defend, fend for, support

Encyclopedia: Apologise