Adjective "apologising" definition and examples

(Apologising may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈpɒlədʒʌɪz/

Definitions and examples

verb

Express regret for something that one has done wrong.
  1. 'we apologize to him for our error'
  2. 'We deeply regret our misguided support and apologize for our previous email.'
  3. 'Humility has nothing to do with grovelling, or apologizing for one's existence.'
  4. 'This from a man who can't apologise for the big stuff he has got horribly wrong.'
  5. 'He apologised to the victims who were injured, and regretted the consequences of his actions.'
  6. 'He had taken a huge leap, seeking her out to apologize to her and admit that he had been wrong.'
  7. 'We deeply regret that this ad ran and we apologize if some individuals have been offended by its content.'
  8. 'There is nothing humble in living below our best, apologizing, as it were, for our existence.'
  9. 'No one is charged, no one is apologizing and no one is certain what happens next.'
  10. 'She apologizes for being late, saying that she ‘miscalculated the traffic’.'
  11. 'I informed him that I had come back to apologize for the wrong I had done, if he would permit me to do so.'

More definitions

1. to offer an apology or excuse for some fault, insult, failure, or injury: He apologized for accusing her falsely.

2. to make a formal defense in speech or writing.

More examples(as adjective)

"suns can be apologising to princesses."

"people can be apologising."

"years can be apologising."

"suns can be apologising."

Origin

(apologize)Late 16th century (in the sense ‘make a defensive argument’): from Greek apologizesthai ‘give an account’, from apologos (see apologue). In English the verb has always been used as if it were a direct derivative of apology.