apologize for

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.
References in classic literature ?
AS a preface is the only place where an author can with propriety explain a purpose or apologize for shortcomings, I venture to avail myself of the privilege to make a statement for the benefit of my readers.
I apologize for mentioning him, even in an accidental way.
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.
No apology for you: President Rohani (photo) has firmly refused to apologize for the sacking of the Saudi embassy in Tehran last month.
We do not need to apologize for an issue over which we are right," Cavusoglu said during his official visit to Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Earlier, Senator Serge OsmeAaAaAeA~a III had said President Aquino shou apologize for the Mamasapano just like what former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo did during the "Hello Garci" controversy, but Malacanang said it is unlikely for the President to issue an apology.
The first time that Zaev apologized was for the mistakes that the statesmen made towards the world and not he must apologize for the partisan mistakes in the cadre policy.
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.
Now, the work of the government is to commit mistake in the morning and apologize for the same in the evening.
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.
Whatever the reason, it seems that both sexes apologize for behavior they consider inappropriate, but for women, a lot more behavior qualifies.
Fortunately, City Councilman Tom LaBonge later called to apologize for Boks' latest antics.
Eventually another anesthesiologist administered a local anesthetic, the procedure was performed--and Brindley became a poster child for an organization that encourages physicians to apologize for medical errors.