apologize apologize  /ə ˈpɑ lə ˌdʒaɪz/


  1. (v) acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing
  2. (v) defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning


  1. Rockefeller calls McCain to apologize for his comments.
  2. He would be well advised to retract it and apologize.
  3. He served 18 months in Tehran's notorious Evin prison, refusing to apologize for his ideas, although that might have earned him an early release.


  1. Utah Boy Scout Leaders Reprimanded for Pride Parade Participation

    Two Utah Boy Scout leaders are being asked to apologize to local organization officials after they marched with other Scouts in the Utah Pride Parade in Salt Lake City.        
    on June 17, 2013     Source: ABC News

  2. Elizabeth Kelly

    Elizabeth Kelly is the bestselling author of the novel APOLOGIZE, APOLOGIZE! and is an award-winning journalist. She lives in Merrickville, Ontario, with her husband, five dogs and three cats.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Book Reporter

  3. PEAKE: An open letter to our community:

    First, I must apologize to the citizens of Bibb County and Macon and to the candidates who are running for office in the new Macon-Bibb consolidated government. I realize the last several months of uncertainty about when the elections would be held and whether they would be partisan or nonpartisan has created some frustration and confusion for us all.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Macon Telegraph


  1. Barton later said, aacording to Politico, "I apologize for using the term 'shakedown' with regard to yesterday's actions at the White House in my opening statement this morning, and I retract my apology to BP. As I told my colleagues yesterday and...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Joe Barton Source: Austin American-Statesman (blog)

  2. "I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family and violates my, or any, sense of right and wrong," Spitzer said, with his wife by his side. "I apologize first and most importantly to my family. I apologize to the public,...
    on Mar 10, 2008 By: Eliot Spitzer Source: FOXNews

  3. "I apologize for any inconvenience or embarrassment this matter has caused to you and your institution," Garrett wrote in a hand-signed letter.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Mike Garrett Source: The Associated Press

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