apologize ( apologizes 3rd person present) ( apologizing present participle) ( apologized past tense )
in BRIT, also use apologise When you apologizeto someone, you say that you are sorry that you have hurt them or caused trouble for them. You can say `I apologize' as a formal way of saying sorry. verb
I apologize for being late... V for n/-ing
Costello later apologized, saying he'd been annoyed by the man... V
He apologized to the people who had been affected. V to n, Also V with quote
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