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.

 

© Webster 1913.


A*pol"o*gize, v. t.

To defend.

[Obs.]

The Christians . . . were apologized by Plinie. Dr. G. Benson.

 

© Webster 1913.

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