Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
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.