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apologize

verb [I] (UK usually apologise) uk   /əˈpɒl.ə.dʒaɪz/  us   /-ˈpɑː.lə-/
B1 to tell someone that you are sorry for having done something that has caused problems or unhappiness for them: 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.
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in Arabic يَعْتَذِر…
in Korean 사과하다…
in Malaysian minta maaf…
in French s’excuser (de/pour)…
in Turkish özür dilemek, pişmanlığını bildirmek…
in Italian scusarsi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 道歉, 認錯, 謝罪…
in Russian извиняться…
in Polish przepraszać…
in Vietnamese xin lỗi…
in Spanish disculparse, excusarse…
in Portuguese desculpar-se…
in Thai ขอโทษ…
in German sich entschuldigen…
in Catalan disculpar-se…
in Japanese 謝る, 謝罪する…
in Indonesian minta maaf…
in Chinese (Simplified) 道歉, 认错, 谢罪…
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