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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 apol·o·gize /-ˌʤaɪz/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·pol·o·gize v. i. [imp. & p. p. Apologized p. pr. & vb. n. Apologizing.]
 1. To make an apology or defense.
 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.
 Syn: -- apologize, excuse, justify, rationalize
    To apologize for his insolent language.   --Froude.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·pol·o·gize, v. t. To defend. [Obs.]
    The Christians . . . were apologized by Plinie.   --Dr. G. Benson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing; "I apologized
           for being late"; "He apologized for the many typoes"
           [syn: apologise]
      2: defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by
         reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy
         behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success" [syn: apologise,
          excuse, justify, rationalize, rationalise]