626. apologeomai
Strong's Concordance
apologeomai: to give an account of oneself, hence to defend oneself
Original Word: ἀπολογέομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: apologeomai
Phonetic Spelling: (ap-ol-og-eh'-om-ahee)
Definition: to give an account of oneself, to defend oneself
Usage: I give a defense, defend myself (especially in a law court): it can take an object of what is said in defense.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 626 apologéomai – properly, to reason from solid proof (sound logic); to make a compelling defense with sound logic (argumentation). See 627 (apologia).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from apo and logos
to give an account of oneself, hence to defend oneself
NASB Translation
defend (1), defending (2), make a defense (1), make...defense (3), said in...defense (1), saying in...defense (1), speak in...defense (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 626: ἀπολογέομαι

ἀπολογέομαι, ἀπολογοῦμαι; imperfect ἀπελογουμην (Acts 26:1); 1 aorist ἀπελογησαμην; 1 aorist passive infinitive ἀπολογηθῆναι, in a reflexive sense (Luke 21:14); a deponent middle verb (from λόγος), properly, "to speak so as to absolve (ἀπό) oneself, talk oneself off" of a charge etc.;

1. to defend oneself, make one's defense: absolutely, Luke 21:14; Acts 26:1; followed by ὅτι, Acts 25:8; τί, to bring forward something in defense of oneself, Luke 12:11; Acts 26:24 (often so in Greek writings also); τά περί ἐμαυτοῦ ἀπολογοῦμαι either I bring forward what contributes to my defense (?), or I plead my own cause (R. V. make my defense), Acts 24:10; περί with the genitive of the thing and ἐπί with the genitive of person, concerning a thing before one's tribunal, Acts 26:2; with the dative of the person whom by my defense I strive to convince that I am innocent or upright, to defend or justify myself in one's eyes (A. V. unto), Acts 19:33; 2 Corinthians 12:19 (Plato, Prot., p. 859 a.; often in Lucian, Plutarch; (cf. Buttmann, 172 (149))).

2. to defend a person or a thing (so not infrequent in secular authors): Romans 2:15 (where according to the context the deeds of men must be understood as defended); τά περί ἐμοῦ, Acts 26:2 (but see under 1).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
answer for oneself, make defense.

Middle voice from a compound of apo and logos; to give an account (legal plea) of oneself, i.e. Exculpate (self) -- answer (for self), make defence, excuse (self), speak for self.

see GREEK apo

see GREEK logos

Forms and Transliterations
απελογειτο απελογείτο ἀπελογεῖτο απολογεισθαι απολογείσθαι ἀπολογεῖσθαι απολογηθηναι απολογηθήναι ἀπολογηθῆναι απολογήματά απολογησησθε απολογήσησθε ἀπολογήσησθε απολογήσομαι απολογουμαι απολογούμαι ἀπολογοῦμαι απολογουμεθα απολογούμεθα ἀπολογούμεθα απολογουμενου απολογουμένου ἀπολογουμένου απολογουμενων απολογουμένων ἀπολογουμένων apelogeito apelogeîto apologeisthai apologeîsthai apologesesthe apologēsēsthe apologḗsesthe apologḗsēsthe apologethenai apologethênai apologēthēnai apologēthē̂nai apologoumai apologoûmai apologoumenon apologoumenōn apologouménon apologouménōn apologoumenou apologouménou apologoumetha apologoúmetha
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Englishman's Concordance
Luke 12:11 V-ASM-2P
GRK: ἢ τί ἀπολογήσησθε ἢ τί
NAS: what you are to speak in your defense, or
KJV: or what thing ye shall answer, or what
INT: or what you shall reply in defense or what

Luke 21:14 V-ANP
GRK: μὴ προμελετᾷν ἀπολογηθῆναι
NAS: not to prepare beforehand to defend yourselves;
KJV: to meditate before what ye shall answer:
INT: not to premeditate to make a defense

Acts 19:33 V-PNM/P
GRK: χεῖρα ἤθελεν ἀπολογεῖσθαι τῷ δήμῳ
NAS: was intending to make a defense to the assembly.
KJV: and would have made his defence unto the people.
INT: hand wished to make a defense to the people

Acts 24:10 V-PIM/P-1S
GRK: περὶ ἐμαυτοῦ ἀπολογοῦμαι
NAS: nation, I cheerfully make my defense,
KJV: the more cheerfully answer for
INT: concerning myself I make defense

Acts 25:8 V-PPM/P-GMS
GRK: τοῦ Παύλου ἀπολογουμένου ὅτι Οὔτε
NAS: while Paul said in his own defense, I have committed
KJV: While he answered for himself, Neither
INT: Paul said in his own defense Neither

Acts 26:1 V-IIM/P-3S
GRK: τὴν χεῖρα ἀπελογεῖτο
NAS: out his hand and [proceeded] to make his defense:
KJV: the hand, and answered for himself:
INT: the hand made a defense

Acts 26:2 V-PNM/P
GRK: μέλλων σήμερον ἀπολογεῖσθαι
NAS: that I am about to make my defense before
KJV: because I shall answer for myself this day
INT: being about today to make defense

Acts 26:24 V-PPM/P-GMS
GRK: δὲ αὐτοῦ ἀπολογουμένου ὁ Φῆστος
NAS: While [Paul] was saying this
KJV: thus spake for himself, Festus
INT: moreover of him uttering in his defense Festus

Romans 2:15 V-PPM/P-GMP
GRK: ἢ καὶ ἀπολογουμένων
NAS: or else defending them,
KJV: or else excusing one another;)
INT: or also defending

2 Corinthians 12:19 V-PIM/P-1P
GRK: ὅτι ὑμῖν ἀπολογούμεθα κατέναντι θεοῦ
NAS: you have been thinking that we are defending ourselves to you. [Actually], it is in the sight
KJV: that we excuse ourselves unto you?
INT: that to you we are making a defense before God

Strong's Greek 626
10 Occurrences

ἀπελογεῖτο — 1 Occ.
ἀπολογήσησθε — 1 Occ.
ἀπολογηθῆναι — 1 Occ.
ἀπολογεῖσθαι — 2 Occ.
ἀπολογοῦμαι — 1 Occ.
ἀπολογουμένων — 1 Occ.
ἀπολογουμένου — 2 Occ.
ἀπολογούμεθα — 1 Occ.

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