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English definition of “apologize”

apologize

verb [I] (UK usually apologise)     /əˈpɒl.ə.dʒaɪz/ US  /-ˈpɑː.lə-/
B1 to tell someone that you are sorry for having done something that has caused them problems or unhappiness: I must apologize to Isobel for my lateness. Trains may be subject to delay - we apologize for any inconvenience caused. She apologized profusely for having to leave at 3.30 p.m. Making and accepting apologies
(Definition of apologize verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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