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Usage note
This word may also be spelled “apologise.”
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to say sorry)
a. disculparse
Did I step on your foot? I apologize, sir. It was an accident.¿Le pisé? Me disculpo, señor. Fue sin querer.
Jorge apologized for arriving late to class.Jorge se disculpó por haber llegado tarde a clase.
b. pedir perdón
Apologizing is difficult, but necessary.Pedir perdón es difícil, pero necesario.
c. pedir disculpas
If you insulted her, you should apologize.Si la insultaste, debes pedirle disculpas.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. disculparse
I had to apologize for youtuve que pedir disculpas por ti
there's no need to apologizeno hay por qué disculparse
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apologize [əˈpɒlədʒaɪz]
intransitive verb
disculparse; pedir perdón; (for absence etc) presentar las excusas
there's no need to apologize no hay de qué disculparse; I apologize! ¡lo siento!; to apologize to sb (for sth) disculparse con algn (por algo); he apologized for being late se disculpó por llegar tarde; to apologize for sb disculparse or pedir perdón por algn; never apologize! disculpas, ¡nunca!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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