apologize vs apologise

apologize apologise


  • 1) intransitive To express regret that a certain event has occurred.
  • 2) intransitive To make an apology or excuse; to acknowledge some fault or offense, with expression of regret for it, by way of amends
  • 3) intransitive To make an apology or defence.
  • 4) acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing
  • 5) Also spelled apologise.
  • 6) To make an apology or defense; speak or write in favor of some person or thing; offer defensive arguments.
  • 7) To make or write an apology for; defend.
  • 8) To make an apology or excuse; acknowledge or express regret for a fault: followed by for: as, he apologized for his delay in replying.
  • 9) To make a formal defense or justification in speech or writing.
  • 10) To make excuse for or regretful acknowledgment of a fault or offense.
  • 11) 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.
  • 12) To make an apology or defense.
  • 13) obsolete To defend.


  • 1) See apologize, apologizer.
  • 2) British Alternative form of apologize.
  • 3) same as apologize.


  • 1) On Monday afternoon, he publicly apologized for the pain he has caused his family.
  • 2) I apologized absolutely saying that I had entirely forgotten in my enthusiasm and was very sorry.
  • 3) The American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants, which represents about 80,000 families, said Iott's "failure to apologize is particularly shameful and desecrates the memory of all victims of the Nazis, Jew and non-Jew."
  • 4) The only dem to apologize is Obama to the world and that was not his right.
  • 5) The only person needing to apologize is the arresting officer.
  • 6) He didnt need to apologize until Palin apologize to wolves for shooting them from helicopter.
  • 7) The reason why Wilson had to apologize is because he disrespected the Office of the President of the United States by slandering him during a televised address to congress.
  • 8) September 10th, 2009 12: 12 am ET let John McCain apologize that old man likes it on his knees.
  • 9) The same attitude that wants Obama to apologize is the same attitude that caused the white officer to arrest a black man in his own home.
  • 10) Sharron Angle's heartless comments, and her refusal to repudiate them and apologize is just further evidence that she's too extreme and dangerous to represent Nevadans in the U.S.
  • 11) When the top of the second inning began, broadcaster Chip Caray said: We again apologize profusely for the technical difficulties we had back in Atlanta.
  • 12) ‘The family regrets and apologizes for the omission in the previous obituary.’
  • 13) ‘His staff are striving to find a form of words to allow him to express his regret without officially apologising for the debacle.’
  • 14) ‘I informed him that I had come back to apologize for the wrong I had done, if he would permit me to do so.’
  • 15) ‘It says even more when he apologizes to people whom he hasn't wronged, and doesn't apologize to those whom he has.’
  • 16) ‘We deeply regret our misguided support and apologize for our previous email.’
  • 17) ‘We deeply regret that this ad ran and we apologize if some individuals have been offended by its content.’
  • 18) ‘Then the waitress came back and took the latte away, apologising for bringing me the wrong coffee.’
  • 19) ‘The webmaster was apologising to his readers for having printed wrong information.’
  • 20) ‘He apologised to the victims who were injured, and regretted the consequences of his actions.’
  • 21) ‘We will apologize to those customers affected and regret this mistake.’
  • 22) ‘He had taken a huge leap, seeking her out to apologize to her and admit that he had been wrong.’
  • 23) ‘This from a man who can't apologise for the big stuff he has got horribly wrong.’
  • 24) ‘Should he have mentioned that he was specifically apologizing to the alleged victim?’
  • 25) ‘At this point the first woman went beetroot red and began apologizing and stuttering something about not meaning any offence.’
  • 26) ‘No one is charged, no one is apologizing and no one is certain what happens next.’
  • 27) ‘There is nothing humble in living below our best, apologizing, as it were, for our existence.’
  • 28) ‘Humility has nothing to do with grovelling, or apologizing for one's existence.’
  • 29) ‘She apologizes for being late, saying that she ‘miscalculated the traffic’.’
  • 30) ‘If I scold her for something, most of the time she genuinely apologizes.’
  • 31) ‘He never specifically admits wrongdoings, but if anyone was offended, he apologizes.’
  • 32) He apologized for the many typos


  • 1) I'm phoning to apologise for not writing to thank you for that splendid dinner last Friday.
  • 2) Also, I wish to apologise for my dad, who is always showing off.
  • 3) We therefore recommend that Mr Hain apologise by means of a personal statement on the floor of the House.
  • 4) The refusal of the cop to apologise is stupid and racist.
  • 5) I think, the most Schoking thing today was the first view of the inside of the Church in San Juan Chamula ... but I have to apologise, that is indescriptible for me.
  • 6) They are of course the life-blood of satirical books, of the kind made famous by Andrew Bierce's Devil's Dictionary, such as apologise 'to lay the foundation for future offence'.
  • 7) We weren't really sending Jade Goody over to 'apologise' for her behaviour at all.
  • 8) Australia: Police 'apologise' for closing Easter event
  • 9) I'm tired of hearing Labour Ministers arguing that Tories should "apologise" and am sorry to hear Conservatives parroting the same, facile phrases.
  • 10) As for the Sena, matters have gone too far for it to appear to be doing a climbdown on the issue, particularly with Shah Rukh refusing to "apologise" to Thackeray on the matter.

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