apologizeverb [ I ]UK usually apologise uk /əˈpɒl.ə.dʒaɪz/ us /əˈpɑː.lə.dʒaɪz/
I must apologize to Isobel for my lateness.
- I tried to apologize, but he just screamed abuse at me.
- Trains may be subject to delay on the northern line - we apologize for any inconvenience caused.
- Imagine the humiliation of having to apologize.
- She apologized profusely for having to leave at 3.30 p.m.
- He knew he had been wrong, and duly apologized.