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apologize for

To express regret or remorse for something. If you would just apologize for lying, we can all move on and forget about it. I will never apologize for my religious beliefs.

apologize (to someone) for (someone)

to make an apology to someone for someone else's actions. Would you please apologize to Wally for Tom? I apologized for Frank to the hostess. I had to apologize for Frank. I had to apologize to the hostess. He was never able to apologize to himself for his past errors.
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Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has repeatedly said the Jewish state will not apologize for the raid, although privately officials acknowledge that upgrading relations with Ankara would be desirable.
Meanwhile, DPJ Secretary General Yukio Hatoyama asked Takebe to meet so he could directly apologize over the issue but the LDP's No.
The more serious the injury, the more difficult it is to apologize.
You can apologize too soon and you can apologize too late,.
If he wants to apologize for readers who are offended, what about the loyal subscribers?
haven't witnessed anybody apologize for anything since the OG, original George, of the Washington variety, with that whole cherry tree deal, and even then, rumor has it, dad had to pry it out of him with the business end of a blunderbuss.
He said he intended to apologize in person at a series of upcoming town hail meetings with employees, but realized that "I should get to every one of you immediately.
What it boils down to is we published an article under false pretenses from the person who submitted it, for that we apologize.
The Courant said its staff felt that it should apologize for taking the slave ads because of its position as the nation's longest continuously published daily newspaper.
A useful sampling of Komunyakaa's artistry at work - including his quest for a unified vision, his bid for literary canonization, and his push for the completion of his humanity - can be found in two poems from his ironically titled fourth collection, I Apologize for the Eyes in My Head (1986): "When in Rome - Apologia," the last two lines of which supply the title of the book, and "I Apologize.
The Washington Post reported that his "campaign manager dismissed the issue with an expletive and insisted the senator has 'nothing to apologize for.
She apologized to those 'offended with my action' and added, 'But I don't apologize for being me.
We apologize for all the wrongs the church committed.
Marbel Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez said that as the Commander in Chief, President Aquino should be humble enough to apologize and accept responsibility over the January 25 incident and not pass the blame to others.
I apologize if my distorted comments have caused pain to the people.