- The definition of apologize means to admit you know you did something wrong and to seek forgiveness or express your wish that you hadn't done it.
To send someone a card that says you are upset over your past actions is an example of apologize.
apologize definition by Webster's New World
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- apologizer noun
apologize definition by American Heritage Dictionary
intransitive verb a·pol·o·gized, a·pol·o·giz·ing, a·pol·o·giz·es
- To make excuse for or regretful acknowledgment of a fault or offense.
- To make a formal defense or justification in speech or writing.
- a·polˈo·gizˌer noun