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I have to express sympathy from the bottom of my heart to those people who were taken as wartime comfort women. As a human being, I would like to express my sympathies, and also as prime minister of Japan I need to apologize to them.
Shinzo Abe

Meaning of "apologize" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF APOLOGIZE

apologize  [əˈpɒləˌdʒaɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF APOLOGIZE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Apologize is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb apologize in English.

WHAT DOES APOLOGIZE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Apology

Apology or apologize may refer to: ▪ An expression of remorse ▪ Apologetics, the rhetorical defense of a position ▪ Christian apologetics, the defense of Christianity...

Definition of apologize in the English dictionary

The definition of apologize in the dictionary is to express or make an apology; acknowledge failings or faults. Other definition of apologize is to make a formal defence in speech or writing.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO APOLOGIZE

PRESENT

Present
I apologize
you apologize
he/she/it apologizes
we apologize
you apologize
they apologize
Present continuous
I am apologizing
you are apologizing
he/she/it is apologizing
we are apologizing
you are apologizing
they are apologizing
Present perfect
I have apologized
you have apologized
he/she/it has apologized
we have apologized
you have apologized
they have apologized
Present perfect continuous
I have been apologizing
you have been apologizing
he/she/it has been apologizing
we have been apologizing
you have been apologizing
they have been apologizing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I apologized
you apologized
he/she/it apologized
we apologized
you apologized
they apologized
Past continuous
I was apologizing
you were apologizing
he/she/it was apologizing
we were apologizing
you were apologizing
they were apologizing
Past perfect
I had apologized
you had apologized
he/she/it had apologized
we had apologized
you had apologized
they had apologized
Past perfect continuous
I had been apologizing
you had been apologizing
he/she/it had been apologizing
we had been apologizing
you had been apologizing
they had been apologizing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will apologize
you will apologize
he/she/it will apologize
we will apologize
you will apologize
they will apologize
Future continuous
I will be apologizing
you will be apologizing
he/she/it will be apologizing
we will be apologizing
you will be apologizing
they will be apologizing
Future perfect
I will have apologized
you will have apologized
he/she/it will have apologized
we will have apologized
you will have apologized
they will have apologized
Future perfect continuous
I will have been apologizing
you will have been apologizing
he/she/it will have been apologizing
we will have been apologizing
you will have been apologizing
they will have been apologizing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would apologize
you would apologize
he/she/it would apologize
we would apologize
you would apologize
they would apologize
Conditional continuous
I would be apologizing
you would be apologizing
he/she/it would be apologizing
we would be apologizing
you would be apologizing
they would be apologizing
Conditional perfect
I would have apologize
you would have apologize
he/she/it would have apologize
we would have apologize
you would have apologize
they would have apologize
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been apologizing
you would have been apologizing
he/she/it would have been apologizing
we would have been apologizing
you would have been apologizing
they would have been apologizing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you apologize
we let´s apologize
you apologize
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to apologize
Past participle
apologized
Present Participle
apologizing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH APOLOGIZE


analogize
əˈnæləˌdʒaɪz
anthologize
ænˈθɒləˌdʒaɪz
de-energize
diːˈɛnəˌdʒaɪz
demythologise
ˌdiːmɪˈθɒləˌdʒaɪz
demythologize
ˌdiːmɪˈθɒləˌdʒaɪz
energize
ˈɛnəˌdʒaɪz
etymologize
ˌɛtɪˈmɒləˌdʒaɪz
eulogize
ˈjuːləˌdʒaɪz
geologise
dʒɪˈɒləˌdʒaɪz
geologize
dʒɪˈɒləˌdʒaɪz
lethargize
ˈleθəˌdʒaɪz
mineralogize
ˌmɪnəˈræləˌdʒaɪz
mythologize
mɪˈθɒləˌdʒaɪz
neologise
nɪˈɒləˌdʒaɪz
paralogize
pəˈræləˌdʒaɪz
reenergize
riːˈenəˌdʒaɪz
syllogize
ˈsɪləˌdʒaɪz
synergize
ˈsɪnəˌdʒaɪz
tautologize
tɔːˈtɒləˌdʒaɪz
technologize
tekˈnɒləˌdʒaɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE APOLOGIZE

apollo
Apollonian
apollonicon
Apollonius of Perga
Apollonius of Rhodes
Apollyon
apologal
apologetic
apologetical
apologetically
apologetics
apologia
apologies
apologise
apologiser
apologist
apologizer
apologue
apology
apolune

WORDS THAT END LIKE APOLOGIZE

catalogize
chronologize
dialogize
diphthongize
elegize
epilogize
homologize
monologize
monophthongize
neologize
pathologize
phrenologize
prologize
psychologize
remythologize
strategize
theologize

Synonyms and antonyms of apologize in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «apologize» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF APOLOGIZE

Find out the translation of apologize to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of apologize from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «apologize» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

道歉
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

disculparse
570 millions of speakers

English

apologize
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

माफी माँगता हूँ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَعْتَذِرُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

извиняться
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pedir desculpas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্ষমাপ্রার্থী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

s’excuser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Minta maaf
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

entschuldigen (sich)
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

謝る
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사과하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Apologize
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xin lỗi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மன்னிப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दिलगीर आहोत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

özür dilemek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scusarsi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przeprosić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перепрошувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a cere scuze
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ζητώ συγγνώμη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verskoning
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

be om ursäkt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

be om unnskyldning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of apologize

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «APOLOGIZE»

The term «apologize» is very widely used and occupies the 13.850 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «APOLOGIZE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «apologize» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «apologize» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about apologize

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10 QUOTES WITH «APOLOGIZE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word apologize.
1
Jeremy Abbott
I'm a four-time national champion and a two-time Olympian, and no one can take that away from me. So whatever people have to say about me, that's their own problem because I'm freaking proud of what I've done, and I'm not going to apologize for any of it.
2
Shinzo Abe
I have to express sympathy from the bottom of my heart to those people who were taken as wartime comfort women. As a human being, I would like to express my sympathies, and also as prime minister of Japan I need to apologize to them.
3
Todd Akin
I don't apologize.
4
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
The liberal psyche wants to protect minorities, to apologize for imperialism, colonialism, slavery, and the appalling treatment of black people during the civil rights movement. At the same time, they want to continue to defend the rights of individuals.
5
Muhammad Ali
If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize.
6
Jennifer Armintrout
Because Melissa McCarthy actually is a fat woman, she isn't allowed to make brash statements about body acceptance. She has to apologize for her body.
7
Jim Bakker
Why should I apologize because God throws in crystal chandeliers, mahogany floors, and the best construction in the world?
8
Camilla Belle
I'm never going to apologize for having a lot of guy friends, and I always have. That happens, and I'm not going to live my life where I'm not going to go out and have a coffee or lunch with my guy friends.
9
David Brin
Why must conversions always come so late? Why do people always apologize to corpses?
10
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
All of our forebears contributed to what South Africa has become. That does not, however, mean that I must apologize to anyone for being born a Zulu, or for having that culture.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «APOLOGIZE»

Discover the use of apologize in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to apologize and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year ...
The star of such television classics as Taxi and Who's the Boss? recounts the year he spent teaching the 10th grade at Philadelphia's largest high school, the challenges he encountered keeping today's technologically alienated students ...
Tony Danza, 2013
2
Real Men Don't Apologize
In this "guys guide to life," the star of the hit TV show According to Jim talks about how men can continue to be real men while still managing to make things work with the opposite sex.
Jim Belushi, 2006
3
Apologize, Apologize!
In prose that is lively, humorous, and brilliant throughout, Elizabeth Kelly gives us the dysfunctional-family novel to end all dysfunctional-family novels, finding the comedy and pathos in her characters' struggles, and showing beautifully ...
Elizabeth Kelly, 2009
4
Act Now, Apologize Later
In two short years, Adam Werbach has mobilized the aging Sierra Club, fired the imagination of the media, and fueled a grassroots environmental movement among Gen-Xers that most people would have thought impossible.
Adam Werbach, 1998
5
Never retreat, never explain, never apologize: my life, my ...
" Never Retreat, Never Explain, Never Apologize is the candid story of a woman who grew up in a family ravaged by a father's alcohol abuse, a woman who has learned and shares the healing values of family, friendship, mentoring, and faith.
Deborah Grey, 2004
6
Fat! So?: Because You Don't Have to Apologize for Your Size!
Presents quotes, essays, and stories that tackle the latest taboo, being fat, and shows readers how they can reclaim their body and live a happy and healthy life at any size
Marilyn Wann, 1998
7
I Won't Apologize for Being a Woman
Women will be enlightened to re-evaluate their worth. This book is designed to be voice of clout for anybody who can identify with being rejected, hated, misunderstood or oppressed. It speaks to men and women of all nationalities.
Zorina Exie Jerome, 2006
8
Too Late to Apologize
Caroline T. Patti. Andrew squinted, and his brow furrowed. “Why not?” Nettie's spine straightened, and her face tightened. Defensively, she said, “I just want to see, okay? I want to see where he lives and why this new life is so much better than ...
Caroline T. Patti, 2013
9
On Apology
a prearranged appointment (“I apologize for leaving”); apologies hotels write on signs next to renovations (“We apologize for the inconvenience”); apologies some museums write on signs listing their rules (“We apologize that we cannot allow ...
Professor of Psychiatry University of Massachusetts Medical School Aaron Lazare M.D. Chancellor and Dean, 2004
10
Effective Apology: Mending Fences, Building Bridges, and ...
At some point everyone needs to make an effective apology. Effective Apology is a survival guide for all of us who find a need to apologize in our business or professional work, either for ourselves or for our organizations.
John Kador, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «APOLOGIZE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term apologize is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Christie: Media should apologize for bridge scandal coverage (VIDEO)
TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday said members of the media should utter two words over their coverage of the George Washington ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
2
Trump on Mexico Comments: 'I Can't Apologize for the Truth'
Host Howard Kurtz asked if he should apologize. Trump replied, “I don't have to say that. Look, the Mexican border is a sieve. People are ... «Breitbart News, Jul 15»
3
Canucks apologize for tweet about starting a fire
The Vancouver Canucks have been making headlines in free agency and on the trade route, but one tweet created a fire storm of sorts. «CKNW News Talk 980, Jul 15»
4
'If my book has hurt somebody I apologize'
Talking to local news agency KNS over phone from New Delhi, he said, “If my book has hurt somebody, I apologize. But I can say that whatever ... «Kashmir Images, Jul 15»
5
Kirby: It's not God or the LGBT community that needs to apologize
Just how bad is it that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same sex marriage constitutional? Is it sort of bad, pretty bad, or so horribly bad that God ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Jul 15»
6
Whole Foods CEO's finally apologize for mislabeling items and …
Whole Foods CEO's finally apologize for mislabeling items and overcharging customers. 0. By adip xion on July 5, 2015 Business. The CEO's at Whole Foods ... «Benchmark Reporter, Jul 15»
7
Mets manager Terry Collins says there is no need for Jenrry Mejia to …
“No I don't,” Collins said when asked if he thinks Mejia should apologize to his teammates. “I think it was a mistake, we all make them. I wanted ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
8
Mike Scioscia says Josh Hamilton should apologize to Angels …
Josh Hamilton came off the disabled list and rejoined the Rangers just in time to play his old team this weekend, but the former MVP doesn't ... «NBCSports.com, Jul 15»
9
Whole Foods CEOs apologize for overcharging — and blame it on …
Whole Foods has admitted to overcharging customers after an investigation by New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs found that ... «Salon, Jul 15»
10
NBA Rumors: Lakers apologize to LaMarcus Aldridge for disaster …
The 2015 NBA Free Agency period opened up on Wednesday, and one of the first teams to get the opportunity to make a pitch to LaMarcus ... «FanSided, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Apologize [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/apologize>. Nov 2019 ».
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