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1. apologize

verb. ['əˈpɑːləˌdʒaɪz'] acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing.

Synonyms

  • admit
  • acknowledge

Antonyms

  • blame
  • disorganise
  • disorganize

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • apology (English)
  • apologie (French)

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Rhymes with Apologize

  • energize
  • eulogize

How do you pronounce apologize?

Pronounce apologize as əˈpɑləˌʤaɪz.

US - How to pronounce apologize in American English

UK - How to pronounce apologize in British English

How to spell apologize? Is it appologize? Or apoligize? Common misspellings are:

  • appologize
  • apoligize

Sentences with apologize


1. Verb, base form
Tell him how to own up to what he did wrong, apologize if necessary and move on.

2. Noun, plural
If you make a mistake, put your hands up, apologize and put things right.

Quotes about apologize


1. What's really cool about our family is that we don't hold grudges, and I think that is what's been the key to the success. We get into our little disagreements, and whether we're right or wrong, we'll go and apologize. That's just the way we are.
- Selena

2. Life itself is offensive and certainly does not apologize - in fact, it hurts considerably and, as we all know, is often very rude and troublesome, just as nature or art can be.
- Michael Leunig

3. Before I could figure out how to apologize for being such an idiot, she tackled me with a hug, then pulled away just as quickly. "I'm glad you're not a guinea pig.""Me, too."I hoped my face wasn't as red as it felt.
- Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters

2. apologize

verb. ['əˈpɑːləˌdʒaɪz'] defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning.

Synonyms

  • rationalise
  • colour
  • palliate
  • mitigate
  • rationalize
  • support
  • plead
  • fend for
  • extenuate
  • apologise
  • gloss
  • defend
  • color
  • excuse

Antonyms

  • chromatic color
  • uncolored
  • colored
  • achromatic color

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • apology (English)
  • apologie (French)
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