verb (apologiz, ing)
Etymology: From Late Latin apologia < Greek (a speech in defense) < (to speak in one"s defense) < (an account, story) < - (from, off) + (speech).
- (intransitive) To make an apology or defence.
- (intransitive) To make an apology or excuse; to make acknowledgment of some fault or offense, with expression of regret for it, by way of amends;—with for; as, my correspondent apologized for not answering my letter.
- (intransitive) To express regret that an event has occurred.
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