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Meaning of “apologize” in the English Dictionary

"apologize" in British English

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apologizeverb [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 ​causedproblems or ​unhappiness for them: I must apologize to Isobel for my ​lateness. Trains may be ​subject to ​delay - we apologize for any ​inconveniencecaused. She apologized profusely for having to ​leave at 3.30 p.m.

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(Definition of apologize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"apologize" in American English

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apologizeverb [I]

 us   /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 from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “apologize”
in Korean 사과하다…
in Arabic يَعْتَذِر…
in Malaysian minta maaf…
in French s’excuser (de/pour)…
in Russian извиняться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 道歉, 認錯, 謝罪…
in Italian scusarsi…
in Turkish özür dilemek, pişmanlığını bildirmek…
in Polish przepraszać…
in Spanish disculparse, excusarse…
in Vietnamese xin lỗi…
in Portuguese desculpar-se…
in Thai ขอโทษ…
in German sich entschuldigen…
in Catalan disculpar-se…
in Japanese 謝る, 謝罪する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 道歉, 认错, 谢罪…
in Indonesian minta maaf…
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