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“Apologize” or “Apologise”

Language

Apologize and apologise are both English terms.

Usage

Apologize is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while apologise is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (used in UK/AU/NZ) (en-GB).

In terms of actual appearance and usage, here's a breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
apologize 94 36 84 93 91 36 100 43 43 84 77 100
apologise 6 64 16 7 9 64 0 57 57 16 23 0

  • In the United States, there is a preference for "apologize" over "apologise" (94 to 6).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a 64 to 36 preference for "apologise" over "apologize".
  • In India, there is a preference for "apologize" over "apologise" (84 to 16).
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "apologize" over "apologise" (93 to 7).
  • In Canada, there is a preference for "apologize" over "apologise" (91 to 9).
  • In Australia, there is a 64 to 36 preference for "apologise" over "apologize".
  • In Liberia, there is a preference for "apologize" over "apologise" (100 to 0).
  • In Ireland, there is a 57 to 43 preference for "apologise" over "apologize".
  • In New Zealand, there is a 57 to 43 preference for "apologise" over "apologize".
  • In Jamaica, there is a preference for "apologize" over "apologise" (84 to 16).
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a preference for "apologize" over "apologise" (77 to 23).
  • In Guyana, there is a preference for "apologize" over "apologise" (100 to 0).
Examples

Below, we provide some examples of when to use apologize or apologise with sample sentences.

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Examples in Context

Examples of “apologize”

  • Moreover, while The Daily Illini apologized when it published a photo
  • He would apologize for a blog post during
  • shortcomings and mistakes I both apologize and from them beg forgiveness."
  • he would "rather die than apologize" to Materazzi for the headbutt
  • he released a new single, "Apologize", and announced his second EP,
  • check in with her and apologize for the incident, believing it
  • State coach Chris Petersen to apologize on September 5.
  • He tries to apologize, saying he has been under
  • to earn back trust and apologize to people for the rest
  • to leave her hand and apologize, but the king was too

Examples of “apologise”

  • by his future self to apologise to Conner but the younger
  • goes to the store to apologise to the manager, only to
  • Shan ordered Huang Hao to apologise to Jiang Wei.
  • well and knows when to apologise.
  • He proceeds to apologise, and tells her that he
  • on the condition that Supinya apologise for her comments.
  • Noah arrives and attempts to apologise to her by offering her
  • withdraw his previous remarks or apologise to Karim and that the
  • demanded that the company publicly apologise to the family "through widely-read
  • and they are forced to apologise.


(Examples are Wikipedia snippets under the CC ShareAlike 3.0 license.)


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