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apologize

Overview of verb apologize

1. apologize, apologise -- (acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing; "I apologized for being late"; "He apologized for the many typoes")

2. apologize, apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationalise -- (defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success")



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