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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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President Bill Clinton was famous for traveling around the world apologizing for everything (as long as it wasn't anything he did).
New Delhi, May 11 ( ANI ): Charging the ruling Congress Party of committing mistakes and then apologizing for it, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday condemned the cartoon of Dr.
Both men and women reported apologizing for about four-fifths of transgressions, but the women said they committed significantly more of them.
I don't understand what he was apologizing for,'' Koizumi, also LDP president, told reporters at his official residence.
It depends on what you're apologizing for and what information is out there and what liability you're incurring," says Michael Levinson, MD, JD, a health care lawyer at Zuckerman Spaeder in Miami.
President Bill Clinton, visiting Africa, is denounced for apologizing for slavery as 'attacking his own country in a foreign land' and Queen Elizabeth II is faulted on a visit to Pakistan for not apologizing tar the Jallianwalla Bagh massacre of 1919.
The question of apologizing for the consequence of one's actions, yet not for the actions themselves, is a tricky one.
The church officials also sent a written statement to the Huntsville district superintendent of the United Methodist Church apologizing for instructing students to remove signs from private property, which is a misdemeanor.
But eight hours later Riordan was apologizing for his remarks and their fallout - the shooting plot was a hoax.
All that true-nature-of-women talk in his apology makes this lesbian suspect that a few hundred years from now, some Pope John Paul 86 is going to be apologizing for that unfortunate crusade against women in the late 1900s.
In April, the state House of Representatives passed a resolution apologizing for the state's treatment of Mormons, who founded Nauvoo, Ill.
What are we apologizing for and what does it really mean?
Congressman Hall first introduced a resolution apologizing for slavery to the US Congress in June 1997, and has worked unceasingly--but so far unsuccessfully--to get it passed.
The recent banter between President Clinton and House Speaker Newt Gingrich over apologizing for slavery screams ``we are philosophically bankrupt
Campos' comments (Public Forum, June 24) on President Clinton apologizing for slavery.