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English definition of “apologize”

apologize

verb [I]    /əˈpɑl·əˌdʒɑɪz/
to tell someone that you are sorry for something that has caused inconvenience or unhappiness: She apologized for her husband’s rudeness. If I offended you, I apologize. He said he had nothing to apologize for.
(Definition of apologize verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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