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. [Obs.]

The Christians . . . were apologized by Plinie.
Dr. G. Benson.