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

Derived forms: apologized, apologizes, apologizing

Type of: defend, fend for, support

Encyclopedia: Apologize