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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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He loses immunity from suit both civil and criminal so he's afraid that if he apologizes in effect some courts might consider that that is a confession admissible in law and in effect therefore he will be his own worse witness.
As parents, we want to teach our children to grow up to be good people, and part of that is having the humility to acknowledge their mistakes, take responsibility and apologize for them.
But in 2014, the Manila mayor at the time, former president Joseph Estrada, flew to Hong Kong to apologize to the relatives of the victims.
As the session got under way today, the chairman had warned Chaudhry that he would be barred from the Senate if he did not apologize for the ruckus.
"She will also apologize. Sang-ayon naman siya sa amin ni Presidente Duterte na mag-sorry siya (She also agreed when the President and I asked her to apologize)," he said Wednesday.
Huang says that he then asked the man to apologize, but Brian responded by saying "It's none of your business." When Huang asked him again, Brian said "F**k you Chinese," and as he waited behind a large crowd of people to get on the next escalator down, he shouted "F**k all you Chinese" and thrust his middle finger at Huang.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has silently advised Khawaja Asif to apologize while taking the name of PTI woman parliamentarian but he did not pay heed to it.
No apology for you: President Rohani (photo) has firmly refused to apologize for the sacking of the Saudi embassy in Tehran last month.
ISTANBUL, Nov 26 (KUNA) -- Turkey will not apologize over the downing of a Russian fighter jet that violated its airspace on Tuesday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has underlined.
Vele Mitanoski comments for Utrinski vesnik that if Zoran Zaev truly wants to turn a new page in SDSM, he has to apologize yet again.
"I apologize for making those comments and I recognize they were unlawful and I also apologize on behalf of Radio 2GB,'' he said, according to the national news agency, P.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said Thursday that South Korean President Lee Myung Bak should apologize for and take back his recent remark that Emperor Akihito must apologize for Japan's past colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula if he wishes to visit South Korea.
When the actor Jim Belushi titled his 2006 hook Real Men Don't Apologize, he may have been on to something.
West Virginia has no need to apologize since, at its inception, it was created as a free state.