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Synonyms for forgive
fərˈgɪvfor·give

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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. forgiveverb

    stop blaming or grant forgiveness

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

  2. forgiveverb

    absolve from payment

    "I forgive you your debt"

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. forgiveverb

    Synonyms:
    PARDON, absolve, excuse, acquit

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. forgiveverb

    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

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How to use forgive in a sentence?

  1. Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu:

    The incomparable stupidity of life teaches us to love our parents divine philosophy teaches us to forgive them.

  2. Tillotson:

    To be able to bear provocation is an argument of great reason, and to forgive it of a great mind.

  3. Vikrant Parsai:

    Forgive the person who confesses his fault because it is already half redressed.

  4. Christina Tosi:

    Sometimes, brown-butter Rice Krispie Treats sneak in and try to start trying to pull me out of quiet ‘me time,’ it’s not the worst thing in the world, but it happens. I believe that there’s plenty of time for any and every relationship that I might need or want to feed in a day, as long as I set realistic expectations, communicate and forgive myself when I fall short.

  5. Ronald Lamola:

    People have shown they are willing to forgive the ANC, we are looking at a clear mandate for our policies.


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