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.
to express or make an apology; acknowledge failings or faults
to make a formal defence in speech or writing
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.
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. Contemporary Examples Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) apologizes to BP Some of Hayward’s toughest critics, however, don’t lag that far behind Barton. BP’s Biggest Congressional Hypocrites Benjamin Sarlin June […]
the point in a lunar orbit that is farthest from the moon. noun the point in a lunar orbit when a spacecraft is at its greatest distance from the moon Compare apocynthion, perilune apolune (āp’ə-ln’) The point at which an object orbiting the Moon, such as an artificial satellite, is farthest from the Moon’s center.
an organism produced by apomixis. noun an organism, esp a plant, produced by apomixis
any of several types of asexual reproduction, as apogamy or parthenogenesis. noun (pl) -mixes (-ˈmɪksiːz) (esp in plants) any of several types of asexual reproduction, such as parthenogenesis and apogamy, in which fertilization does not take place Compare amphimixis apomixis (āp’ə-mĭk’sĭs) The development of an embryo without the occurrence of fertilization. Parthenogenesis is one form […]