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Synonyms for forGive
fərˈgɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forgive(verb)

    stop blaming or grant forgiveness

    "I forgave him his infidelity"; "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday"

  2. forgive(verb)

    absolve from payment

    "I forgive you your debt"

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. forgive

    To absolve, in the strict sense, is to set free from any bond. One may be absolved from a promise by a breach of faith on the part of one to whom the promise was made. To absolve from sins is formally to remit their condemnation and penalty, regarded as a bond upon the soul. "Almighty God ... pardoneth and absolveth all those who truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel." Book of Common Prayer, Declar. of Absol. To acquit of sin or crime is to free from the accusation of it, pronouncing one guiltless; the innocent are rightfully acquitted; the guilty may be mercifully absolved. Compare PARDON.

    Synonyms:
    absolve, acquit, clear, discharge, exculpate, exempt, exonerate, free, liberate, pardon, pardon, release, set free

    Antonyms:
    accuse, bind, charge, compel, condemn, convict, impeach, inculpate, obligate, oblige

    Preposition:
    One is absolved from (rarely of) a promise, a sin, etc.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. forgive(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    PARDON, absolve, excuse, acquit

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. forgive(v)

    Synonyms:
    pardon, excuse, absolve, condone, exculpate, connive, acquit

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    forgives, excuse, pardon, forgiven, condone, forgiveness, forgave

How to pronounce forGive?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say forGive in sign language?

  1. forgive

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How to use forGive in a sentence?

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    Children begin by loving their parents as they grow older they judge them sometimes they forgive them.

  2. Pope Francis:

    A good father knows how to wait and knows how to forgive from the bottom of his heart. Of course he can also discipline with a firm hand: he's not weak, submissive, sentimental, this father knows how to discipline without demeaning; he knows how to protect without restraint.

  3. Neda Gould:

    Given how complex we are as human beings in terms of our biology and our experiences, it is difficult to generalize why some people are more likely to forgive than others. However, forgiveness is a skill that can be cultivated.

  4. Ray Rice:

    I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me, and I hope to make a positive difference in people’s lives by raising awareness of this issue, the last seven years that my family and I have spent in Baltimore have by far been the best of our lives.

  5. Alexander Stubb:

    It will be very difficult for us to forgive any loans or restructure any debt at this particular moment.


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