What does apologize mean?

Definitions for apologize
əˈpɒl əˌdʒaɪzapol·o·gize

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word apologize.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apologize, apologise(verb)

    acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing

    "I apologized for being late"; "He apologized for the many typoes"

  2. apologize, apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationalise(verb)

    defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

    "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success"

Wiktionary

  1. apologize(Verb)

    To make an apology or defence.

  2. apologize(Verb)

    To make an apology or excuse; to acknowledge some fault or offense, with expression of regret for it, by way of amends

    My correspondent apologized for not answering my letter.

  3. apologize(Verb)

    To express regret that a certain event has occurred.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apologize(verb)

    to make an apology or defense

  2. Apologize(verb)

    to make an apology or excuse; to make acknowledgment of some fault or offense, with expression of regret for it, by way of amends; -- with for; as, my correspondent apologized for not answering my letter

  3. Apologize(verb)

    to defend

Freebase

  1. Apologize

    "Apologize" is a song written by OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder for OneRepublic's debut album Dreaming Out Loud. A remix version was included on the Timbaland album, Shock Value and on the deluxe version of Dreaming Out Loud. A country version of the song was recorded by Luke Bryan for his album, "Doin' My Thing". The song was the biggest radio airplay hit in the history of the Pop Songs radio in North America, with 10,394 plays in one week, until its record was broken by Leona Lewis's "Bleeding Love", which was also co-written by Tedder. The song was a major hit internationally, reaching number one in 16 countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, Turkey, and the Netherlands, as well as staying at number one for eight consecutive weeks on the Billboard Pop 100 chart. The song charted in the Top Three on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent 13 weeks at number one in Canada. "Apologize" was ranked number 50 on the list of the Billboard Hot 100's All-Time Top Songs list from the chart's first 50 years. It spent 25 consecutive weeks in the Top 10, the longest stay there for any song since "Smooth" by Santana, which spent 30 weeks in 1999. It was also ranked number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade. It remains OneRepublic's biggest hit single in the United States to date.

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How to say apologize in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apologize in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apologize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of apologize in a Sentence

  1. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald:

    I asked the man where he had served in the military, he responded that he had served in special forces. I incorrectly stated that I had been in special forces. That was inaccurate and I apologize to anyone that was offended by my misstatement.

  2. Akbar Al Baker:

    Quite frankly I think the press took it out of context. They … blew it out of proportion. It was just a joke. I didn't mean it in the way it was meant to be ... I apologize for it.

  3. Commissioner James O'Neill:

    What happened should not have happened, the actions taken by the NYPD were wrong, plain and simple. The actions and the laws were discriminatory and oppressive, and for that, I apologize.

  4. Justin Moed:

    I am truly sorry I have hurt the ones I love most with my poor judgment. I am committed to rebuilding trust with my family and my community. This is a private matter and I ask for it to be treated as such. I apologize to my constituents and to everyone I have let down.

  5. Principal Carol Campbell:

    The perspective of the teacher does not reflect nor support our approach to educating students on sexual assault, a strong contradictory argument should be accompanied by counter arguments from credible sources. In this case, the document was shared with many students and staff with very little context. We apologize for any harm or negative impact.

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