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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 for "forgive":

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

How to pronounce forgive?

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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say forgive in sign language?

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How to use forgive in a sentence?

  1. Arthur Hurd:

    This is all surreal, but what I can say to that young man is that in time I will forgive you, i won't move past this but I will forgive you. But I hope for the rest of your life, however long or short that may be, you stop and play that tape over and over and over again in your head and see the sheer terror and pain you put purely innocent people through. ...

  2. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    I cannot forgive my friends for dying I do not find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Please forgive me for my thoughts or deeds that hurt unintentionally to others ever; but if that being said or done deliberately and unselfishly, then definitely they deserve more disrespect than that only. And let's be not hypocrite for the righteous acts.

  4. RJ Intindola:

    If someone makes a mistake and you still want them in your life, then forgive them.

  5. Hyman Rickover:

    If you're going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't.


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