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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?

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Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say forgive in sign language?

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How to use forgive in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd:

    Loving is misery for women always. I shall never forgive God for making me a woman and dearly am I beginning to pay for the honour of owning a pretty face.

  2. Franklin P. Adams:

    To err is human; to forgive, infrequent.

  3. State John Kerry:

    If we don't lead, future generations will not forgive us, they will want to know how we together could possibly have been so blind, so ideological, so dysfunctional and, frankly, so stubborn.

  4. Ausonius:

    Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.

  5. Heinrich Heine:

    Of course God will forgive me; that's His job.


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