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verb [intransitive] apologize pronunciation in British English /əˈpɒlədʒaɪz/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyapologize
he/she/itapologizes
present participleapologizing
past tenseapologized
past participleapologized
 
  1. to tell someone that you are sorry for doing something wrong or for causing a problem

    There’s no need to apologize.

    apologize for:

    I apologize for taking so long to reply.

    apologize to:

    You should apologize to your customers for wasting their money.

    apologize profusely/sincerely/unreservedly:

    The newspaper has apologized unreservedly for printing false allegations about her.

 

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