Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.more
There's no need to apologize.
I apologize for taking so long to reply.
You should apologize to your customers for wasting their money.
The newspaper has apologized unreservedly for printing false allegations about her.
the usual way of apologizing to someone you know well
a more polite and formal way of apologizing, used especially when you feel responsible for something that someone else has done
used when apologizing for something you did accidentally
a more formal way of apologizing for something you did accidentally
used when you realize you have treated someone badly, for example by blaming them for something that is not their fault
used when making a written or formal apology
used when making an apology in an official announcement
used when telling someone that you do not mind what they have done
used when telling someone you know well that you do not mind what they have done
This is the British English definition of apologize. View American English definition of apologize.
an old word for a young woman who is not married
a type of design used on the web which excludes features which give a three-dimensional effect … and uses simple stylesadd a word
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.global English and language change from our blog