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.
Even Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana believes that the captain of the Chinese vessel should apologize for abandoning the Filipino fishermen.
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.
ISLAMABAD -- Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani has barred the Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry from attending Thursday's Senate session after he failed to apologize for his misconduct which created uproar in yesterday's session.
"With all due respect to everyone involved, I decline to apologize for the truth," she added.
Huang it was wrong of me to give you the hand gesture that I did, I apologize for that Lastly I would like to apologize to everybody for my actions and let everybody know got this won't happen again , thank you for teaching me lesson Mr Huang , like I said this won't ever happen again."
I must say that I humbly apologize for my comment because I have seen that it was really misconceived and misinterpreted.
"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.
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.