Apologizer



to offer an or excuse for some fault, insult, failure, or injury:
He apologized for accusing her falsely.
to make a formal defense in speech or writing.
verb (intransitive)
to express or make an apology; acknowledge failings or faults
to make a formal defence in speech or writing
v.

1590s, “to speak in defense of;” see apology + -ize. Main modern sense “to regretfully acknowledge” is attested by 1725. The Greek equivalent, apologizesthai, meant simply “to give an account.” Related: Apologized; apologizing.

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