What does apologize mean?

Definitions for apologize
əˈpɒl əˌdʒaɪzapol·o·gize

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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. Maine Gov. Paul LePage:

    I was going impromptu in my brain, didn't catch up to my mouth. Instead of saying, 'Maine women,' I said, 'White women.' I'm not going to apologize to the Maine women for that because if you go to Maine you will see we are essentially 95% white.

  2. Nick Vallelonga wrote Green Book:

    I want to apologize. I spent my life trying to bring this story of overcoming differences and finding common ground to the screen, and I am incredibly sorry to everyone associated with' Green Book,' i especially deeply apologize to the brilliant and kind Mahershala Ali, and all members of the Muslim faith, for the hurt I have caused.

  3. David Bowers:

    As the mayor of Roanoke, to you our city, to each member of this council and all my friends and supporters who have held me in the highest esteem, I want to say today that I apologize to all those offended by my remarks. No one else is to be blamed but me.

  4. Julianne Moore:

    No one should have to apologize for the name of the public high school you attended and the history of racism it represents.

  5. Otto Frederick Warmbier:

    I apologize to each and every one of the millions of the Korean people and I beg that you see how I was used and manipulated, my reward for my crime was so much smaller than the rewards that the Z Society and the Friendship United Methodist Church get from the United States Administration.

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