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Definition of apologize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

apologize

 verb
verb
NAmE//əˈpɑləˌdʒaɪz//
 
[intransitive] apologize (to somebody) (for something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they apologize
 
he / she / it apologizes
 
past simple apologized
 
-ing form apologizing
 
 
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 to say that you are sorry for doing something wrong or causing a problem Why should I apologize? Go and apologize to her. We apologize for the late departure of this flight.
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