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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"

    Synonyms:
    peace lily, spathiphyllum, spathe flower

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 for "forgive":

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

How to pronounce forgive?

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US English
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Indian

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How to use forgive in a sentence?

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If somebody tells you ‘History will never forgive you,’ just laugh at him! Because when the history comes, you won’t be here! The threat of history never forgives you is a useless threat!

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    We often say"Forgive and Forget." That's the correct sequence IMHO. If you want to forget someone or some unpleasant event, you must first forgive. Forgiveness is the precursor to Forgetting. If you don't forgive, you'll never forget, and that someone or that unpleasant event will stay with you, carved inside your heart and deep in your mind. Like a magma chamber of a volcano, you will then embody the hot burning lava of hate and volcanic ashes of bad memories. So to move on with life, you ought to learn to forgive, first and foremost, even the worst people round you. The stream of life would then flow smoothly and seamlessly - onwards and upwards.

  3. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince:

    ...people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.

  4. Robert Doisneau:

    Life is short. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly.

  5. 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.

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