What does apologize mean?
The definition of apologize
A*pol”o*gize, v. i.
[imp. & p. p. Apologized; p. pr. & vb. n.Apologizing.]
Etym: [Cf. F. apologiser.]

1 To make an apology or defense. Dr. H. More.
2 To make an apology or excuse; to make acknowledgment of some fault or offense, with expression of regret for it, by way of amends; — with for; as, my correspondent apologized for not answering my letter. To apologize for his insolent language. Froude.

A*pol”o*gize, v. t.
To defend. [Obs.] The Christians . . . were apologized by Plinie. Dr. G. Benson.