apologize etymology

English word apologize comes from English -ize, English apology

Detailed word origin of apologize

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ize English (eng) Used to form verbs from nouns or adjectives, the verbs having the sense of "to make what is denoted by the noun/adjective".
apology English (eng) A formal justification, defence.. An expression of remorse or regret for having said or done something that harmed another: an instance of apologizing (saying that one is sorry).. Anything provided as a substitute; a makeshift.
apologize English (eng) (intransitive) (dated) To make an apology or defense; to act as apologist.. (intransitive) To express regret that a certain event has occurred.. (intransitive, often followed by “for”) To make an apology or excuse; to acknowledge some fault or offense, with expression of regret for it, by way of amends.

Words with the same origin as apologize

Descendants of -ize
criticize jeopardize patronize specialist specialize specialty visualize
Descendants of apology