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forgive

for·give

forgive

 
pronunciation:
fr gIv
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part of speech: verb
inflections: forgives, forgiving, forgave, forgiven
definition 1: to give up or let go of anger against.
Mrs. Petrov forgave the child who broke her window.
antonyms:
resent
similar words:
pardon
definition 2: to excuse or pardon.
The teacher forgave his lateness.Please forgive her; it was an accident.
synonyms:
excuse, overlook, pardon
similar words:
let off
derivations: forgivable (adj.), forgiver (n.)
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