apologize

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈpɒlədʒaɪz/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈpɑləˌdʒaɪz/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə polə jīz′)

Inflections of 'apologize' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
apologizes
v 3rd person singular (US & UK)
apologizing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (US & UK)
apologized
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US & UK)
apologized
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US & UK)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•pol•o•gize /əˈpɑləˌdʒaɪz/USA pronunciation   v.  , -gized, -giz•ing. 
  1. to make an apology: [no object]He apologized when he spilled coffee.[~ + to + object]I apologized to her.[+ for + object]I apologized for my rudeness.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•pol•o•gize  (ə polə jīz′),USA pronunciation v.i.,  -gized, -giz•ing. 
  1. to offer an apology or excuse for some fault, insult, failure, or injury:He apologized for accusing her falsely.
  2. to make a formal defense in speech or writing.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] a•polo•gise′.  a•polo•giz′er, n. 
  • apolog(y) + -ize 1590–1600

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
apologize, apologise /əˈpɒləˌdʒaɪz/ vb (intransitive)
  1. to express or make an apology; acknowledge failings or faults
  2. to make a formal defence in speech or writing
'apologize' also found in these entries:
Collocations: apologize for [my actions, the delay, him], apologize to [her, everyone], apologize in [advance, public, court, person, writing], more...

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