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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 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. Syn: apologize, excuse, justify, rationalize [1913 Webster] To apologize for his insolent language. --Froude. [1913 Webster]