- To make excuse for or regretful acknowledgment of a fault or offense.
- To make a formal defense or justification in speech or writing.
- To make an apology or defense; speak or write in favor of some person or thing; offer defensive arguments.
- To make an apology or excuse; acknowledge or express regret for a fault: followed by <em>for</em>: as, he <em>apologized for</em> his delay in replying.
- To make or write an apology for; defend.
- Also spelled <internalXref urlencoded="apologise">apologise</internalXref>.
- To make an apology or defense.
- 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 <ex>for</ex>; <ex>as</ex>, my correspondent <ex>apologized</ex> for not answering my letter.
- To defend.
- To make an <xref>apology</xref> or <xref>defence</xref>.
- To make an apology or <xref>excuse</xref>; to <xref>acknowledge</xref> some <xref>fault</xref> or <xref>offense</xref>, with expression of <xref>regret</xref> for it, by way of <xref>amends</xref>
- To express regret that a certain event has occurred.
- defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
- acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing