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v.i. -gized, -giz•ing.
If you apologize to someone, you say you are sorry.
Apologize must be followed by to in sentences like these. Don't say, for example, 'George apologized him'.
If you apologize for something you have done, or apologize for something someone else has done, you say you are sorry about it.
If you are sorry for something you have done, you can say I apologize. This is a formal use. In informal conversation, you are more likely to say I'm sorry or Sorry.
Past participle: apologized
|Verb||1.||apologize - acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing; "I apologized for being late"; "He apologized for the many typoes"|
|2.||apologize - defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success"|
plead - offer as an excuse or plea; "She was pleading insanity"
apologize[əˈpɒlədʒaɪz] VI → disculparse, pedir perdón; (for absence etc) → presentar las excusas
there's no need to apologize → no hay de qué disculparse
I apologize! → ¡lo siento!
to apologize to sb (for sth) → disculparse con algn (por algo)
he apologized for being late → se disculpó por llegar tarde
to apologize for sb → disculparse or pedir perdón por algn
never apologize! → disculpas, ¡nunca!
apologize[əˈpɒlədʒaɪz] vi → s'excuser
I apologize → Je vous prie de m'excuser.
to apologize to sb → s'excuser auprès de qn
to apologize for sth → s'excuser de qch
He apologized for being late → Il s'est excusé de son retard.
to apologize for sth to sb, to apologize to sb for sth → s'excuser de qch auprès de qn, présenter des excuses à qn pour qch
apologize[əˈpɒlədʒaɪz] vi to apologize (to sb for sth) → scusarsi (con qn per or di qc), chiedere scusa (a qn per or di qc)
they apologized for being late → si sono scusati per il ritardo
there's no need to apologize → non è il caso di scusarsi