pardon synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term pardon:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. forgiveness, pardon(noun)

    the act of excusing a mistake or offense

    Synonyms:
    free pardon, forgiveness, amnesty, pardon

  2. pardon, amnesty(noun)

    a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense

    Synonyms:
    free pardon, forgiveness, amnesty, pardon

  3. amnesty, pardon, free pardon(verb)

    the formal act of liberating someone

    Synonyms:
    free pardon, forgiveness, amnesty, pardon

  4. excuse, pardon(verb)

    accept an excuse for

    Synonyms:
    relieve, rationalize, explain, let off, beg off, excuse, pardon, condone, apologise, exempt, rationalise, apologize, justify

  5. pardon(verb)

    grant a pardon to

    Synonyms:
    excuse

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pardon(v)

    To pardon is to let pass, as a fault or sin, without resentment, blame, or punishment. Forgive has reference to feelings, pardon to consequences; hence, the executive may pardon, but has nothing to do officially with forgiving. Personal injury may be forgiven by the person wronged; thus, God at once forgives and pardons; the pardoned sinner is exempt from punishment; the forgiven sinner is restored to the divine favor. To pardon is the act of a superior, implying the right to punish; to forgive is the privilege of the humblest person who has been wronged or offended. In law, to remit the whole penalty is equivalent to pardoning the offender; but a part of a penalty may be remitted and the remainder inflicted, as where the penalty includes both fine and imprisonment. To condone is to put aside a recognized offense by some act which restores the offender to forfeited right or privilege, and is the act of a private individual, without legal formalities. To excuse is to overlook some slight offense, error, or breach of etiquette; pardon is often used by courtesy in nearly the same sense. A person may speak of excusing or forgiving himself, but not of pardoning himself. Compare ABSOLVE; PARDON, n.

    Synonyms:
    absolve, acquit, condone, excuse, forgive, overlook, pass by, pass over, remit

    Antonyms:
    castigate, chasten, chastise, condemn, convict, correct, doom, punish, recompense, scourge, sentence, visit

  2. pardon(n)

    Acquittal is a release from a charge, after trial, as not guilty. Pardon is a removal of penalty from one who has been adjudged guilty. Acquittal is by the decision of a court, commonly of a jury; pardon is the act of the executive. An innocent man may demand acquittal, and need not plead for pardon. Pardon supposes an offense; yet, as our laws stand, to grant a pardon is sometimes the only way to release one who has been wrongly convicted. Oblivion, from the Latin, signifies overlooking and virtually forgetting an offense, so that the offender stands before the law in all respects as if it had never been committed. Amnesty brings the same idea through the Greek. Pardon affects individuals; amnesty and oblivion are said of great numbers. Pardon is oftenest applied to the ordinary administration of law; amnesty, to national and military affairs. An amnesty is issued after war, insurrection, or rebellion; it is often granted by "an act of oblivion," and includes a full pardon of all offenders who come within its provisions. Absolution is a religious word (compare synonyms for ABSOLVE). Remission is a discharge from penalty; as, the remission of a fine.

    Synonyms:
    absolution, acquittal, amnesty, forbearance, forgiveness, mercy, oblivion, remission

    Antonyms:
    penalty, punishment, retaliation, retribution, vengeance

    Preposition:
    A pardon to or for the offenders; for all offenses; the pardon of offenders or offenses.

Editors Contribution

  1. repeat

    if you couldn't get any thing spoken by someone you could use once please pardon me

    Submitted by rinat on September 3, 2019

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pardon(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    remit, overlook, pass over

  2. pardon(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    FORGIVE, absolve, excuse, acquit

  3. pardon(n.)

    Synonyms:
    forgiveness (especially of a grave offence after conviction, and granted to a specified person), remission (of a penalty incurred), absolution, grace, mercy, AMNESTY

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

amnesty, pardons, forgiveness, clemency, forgive, rehabilitation, grace, excuse, sorry, gracia, mercy, thanks, reprieve, pardoning



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