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apologize

a·pol·o·gize

apologize

 
 
pronunciation:
pa l jaIz
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: apologized, apologizes, apologizing
definition 1: to express regret, as for an error or an offense.
He apologized to his mother for not writing any letters while he was away.She apologized for interrupting the meeting.
similar words:
eat humble pie, excuse oneself, make amends, repent
definition 2: to make in speech or writing a formal explanation and defense, as of one's actions, beliefs, or motives.
similar words:
advocate, espouse, justify, vindicate
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derivation: apologizer (n.)