verb (apologis, ing)
- (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.
Etymology: Compare with French apologiser.
- German: sich entschuldigen
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