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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apologize  \A*pol"o*gize\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Apologized};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Apologizing}.]  [Cf.  F.  apologiser.] 
  1.  To  make  an  apology  or  defense.  --Dr.  H.  More 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  To  apologize  for  his  insolent  language.  --Froude. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apologize  \A*pol"o*gize\,  v.  t. 
  To  defend.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  Christians  .  .  .  were  apologized  by  Plinie  --Dr. 
  G.  Benson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apologize 
  v  1:  acknowledge  faults  [syn:  {apologise}] 
  2:  make  excuses  for  [syn:  {apologise},  {excuse},  {justify},  {rationalize}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  APOLOGIZE,  v.i.  To  lay  the  foundation  for  a  future  offence. 
 
 




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