say one is sorry, as for fault or for causing pain
"I apologized for being late"
"He apologized for the many typoes"
"rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"
"he rationalized his lack of success"
I can justly apologize for my self that Necessity has no law.
出自： Henry More
His friends bore him to the gate and..his host..returned to apologize.
出自： E. Waugh
The head waiter, admitting his fault, apologized profusely for the oversight.
出自： S. Naipaul
He apologized for his mistake.
他为自己的错误而道歉。 apologize for v-ing
I apologized for stepping on her toes.
He apologized for having kept us waiting for hours.
I must apologize for not answering your letter in time.
你必须向你姐姐道歉。 apologize to sb for sth/v-ing/wh-clause
He apologized to her for the delay in replying to a letter.
She apologized to her teacher for coming to school late.
You must apologize to her for having kept her waiting.
He apologized to her for stepping on her foot.
I felt constrained to apologize to you for what I had said.
误 I'll apologize him later.
正 I'll apologize to him later.
析 apologize是不及物动词。表示“向某人道歉”要用apologize to sb 的形式,而不能在apologize后直接跟sb。
误 The child apologized to me at breaking my glasses.
正 The child apologized to me for breaking my glasses.
误 I apologized to you to be mistaken about it.
正 I apologized to you for my being mistaken about it.
误 The waiter apologized to the customer in being so rude.
正 The waiter apologized to the customer for being so rude.