apologize x excuse

duden

Senior Member
Slovak
Hi,
can I replace this sentence

"I want to apologize to you for that."

with this one?

"I want to excuse me to you for that."

Is there any change of meaning?

Thank you
 
  • tottallyoff

    Senior Member
    russian
    "I want to excuse me to you for that."
    that does not make sense. You could say 'I want to excuse myself for that'. Even that is weird.
     

    I_like_my_TV

    Senior Member
    Tongan
    "I want to excuse me to you for that."
    that does not make sense. You could say 'I want to excuse myself for that'. Even that is weird.
    You could perhaps change it into "I'd like you to excuse me for that."
     

    arturolczykowski

    Senior Member
    Polish
    I don't think so. You can use "excuse me" when you have done something slightly embarrassing such as bumping, sneezing or if you want to get someone's attention.

    In other situations it's better to use "sorry" or "apologise".
     
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