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apologize

verb [I] uk (UK usually apologise)   /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. Making and accepting apologies
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