Verb apologise Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


apologise (third-person singular simple present apologises, present participle apologising, simple past and past participle apologised)

  1. (British) Alternative form of apologize

More definition: offer an apology or excuse for some fault, insult, failure, or injury, He apologized for accusing her falsely. 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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