A*pol"o*gize (?), v. i. [imp. & p.
p. Apologized (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Apologizing.] [Cf. F. apologiser.] 1. To
make an apology or defense. Dr. H. More.
2. To make an apology or excuse; to make
acknowledgment of some fault or offense, with expression of regret for it,
by way of amends; -- with for; as, my correspondent
apologized for not answering my letter.
To apologize for his insolent language.
A*pol"o*gize, v. t. To defend.
The Christians . . . were apologized by Plinie.
Dr. G. Benson.