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Synonyms for forgive
fərˈgɪvfor·give

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 5 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. forgiveverb

    Synonyms:
    PARDON, absolve, excuse, acquit

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. forgiveverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Mohammad Rafiq:

    My rage towards the BJP is part of my life story. I can forgive but I cannot forget, if Modi ever cared for Muslims he could come to see how we have learned to live with the stench from the landfill. His disrespect for Muslims defines my political choice.

  2. George Herbert:

    He who cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself.

  3. Hyman Rickover:

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

  4. Richard Lee:

    I blame the original investigation and I will never forgive them for what they did not do.

  5. Susan Williams:

    I just wanted to see my husband. And I got to see him ... and I got to pray with him. And I got to tell him, ‘I forgive you 50 billion percent, with all my heart. You're the bravest man I've ever known.’ You know, we were living a nightmare.


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