What does apologize mean?

Definitions for apologize
əˈpɒl əˌdʒaɪzapol·o·gize

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word apologize.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apologize, apologiseverb

    acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing

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

  2. apologize, apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationaliseverb

    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. apologizeverb

    To make an apology or defence.

  2. apologizeverb

    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. apologizeverb

    To express regret that a certain event has occurred.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Apologizeverb

    Etymology: from apology.

    It will be much more seasonable to reform than apologize or rhetoricate; and therefore it imports those, who dwell secure, to look about them. Decay of Piety.

    I ought to apologize for my indiscretion in the whole undertaking. William Wake, Preparation for Death.

    The translator needs not apologize for his choice of this piece, which was made in his childhood. Alexander Pope, Statius. Preface to.

Wikipedia

  1. Apologize

    Apologize (also spelled "Apologise" internationally) is the debut single written by OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder for OneRepublics debut album Dreaming Out Loud. It was released as the lead single of that album. A remix version was included on the Timbaland album, Shock Value, and on the deluxe version of Dreaming Out Loud. The song was the biggest radio airplay hit in the history of the Mainstream Top 40 chart 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 peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, staying in the top-10 for 25 weeks, and spent 13 weeks at number one in Canada."Apologize" earned the band a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and 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 was OneRepublic's biggest hit single in the United States until "Counting Stars" was released in 2013.

ChatGPT

  1. apologize

    Apologize generally refers to the act of expressing regret, remorse or sorrow for having offended, hurt, or caused inconvenience or misunderstanding to someone. It often involves admitting one's mistake or wrong doing and asking for forgiveness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apologizeverb

    to make an apology or defense

  2. Apologizeverb

    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. Apologizeverb

    to defend

Wikidata

  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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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. Sophia Laurent Abraham:

    You learn it's never ok to shame a child. I don't know how good of a mother Chrissy Teigen is going to be, you cannot bully. You cannot hurt people from the core. There's a lot of developmental things she's really got to work through if you can't apologize for things and be a responsible adult.

  2. Southwest Airlines:

    I gave the airline plenty of time to contact me and apologize -- over two weeks later, I've yet to receive anything more than two brief automated responses. The time for an apology is long past.

  3. Pope Francis:

    I apologize for hurting them without realizing it. But I did not intend this, the word' proof' was not the best way to approach a pained heart. I would say' evidence.' In Barros' case, it was studied. It was restudied. And there is no evidence. And that is what I wanted to say. I don't have evidence to convict. If I convicted without evidence or without moral certainty, I would commit a crime of being a bad judge.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I thought he was going to push me harder to apologize to his wife.

  5. Lauren Boebert:

    Incite against a member and you’re stripped. End of story. She refuses to even apologize.

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