apologise (third-person singular simple present apologises, present participle apologising, simple past and past participle apologised)
1.to offer an apology or excuse for some fault, insult, failure, or injury, He apologized for accusing her falsely.
2.to make a formal defense in speech or writing.
1. to express or make an apology; acknowledge failings or faults
2. to make a formal defence in speech or writing Derived Formsapologizer, apologiser, nounCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
chiefly British English spelling of apologize; for suffix, see -ize. Related, Apologised; apologising.
1590s, "to speak in defense of;" see apology + -ize. Main modern sense "to regretfully acknowledge" is attested by 172
5. The Greek equivalent, apologizesthai, meant simply "to give an account." Related, Apologized; apologizing.
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