apologize for

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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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Jason Momoa recently apologized for his rape comments during his appearance at the 2011 Comic-Con.
He says he learned from his mistakes and apologized for them, and now is apologizing again because they have become public.
Bhim Singh, who is Bihar's Panchayati Raj Minister, had later apologized for his insensitive remark.
There's no sense in constantly bringing up something they've already apologized for.
See MER 1/6/2010) He said Turkish representatives continued to insist that relations could only be restored if Israel apologized for the raid, compensated the families of those killed and the injured, and lifted its blockade on the Gaza Strip.
At the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, psychologists Karina Schumann and Michael Ross instructed 66 students, half of them male and half female, to note when they were rude to others and when they apologized for it.
In the June issue, a graphic on page 6 highlights the states that have apologized for slavery.
The pope later said he was "deeply sorry" that his use of the quote had provoked outrage and violence in the Muslim world, but never apologized for using the words themselves.
Finally, it is a misconception that Pope John Paul II apologized for the Crusades.
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi criticized opposition lawmaker Hisayasu Nagata Tuesday, after Nagata apologized for the e-mail fuss involving the premier's aide in the Liberal Democratic Party.
The state of Illinois has formally apologized for its treatment of the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) and thousands of its followers who were forced from the state more than 100 years ago.
The Hartford Courant on July 4 acknowledged tat it profited in the 1700s and 1800s by publishing ads for the sale and recapture of runaway slaves and apologized for its past.
In 1993, the Anglican Church apologized for abuses against Natives, especially in connection with the residential school system.
Riordan later apologized for his comments, saying he felt it important to address what initially looked like disturbing, breaking news.
On the way to refreshments one of the Cambodians confided in a friend that the official had told them he regretted very much the suffering imposed on their people under Pol Pot's regime and apologized for it.