apologize - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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present tense
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.