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pardon

par·don

pardon

 
 
pronunciation:
par dn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: forgiveness for a small disturbance.
I beg your pardon, I didn't mean to startle you.
synonyms:
forgiveness
definition 2: an official act that frees a person from punishment for a crime.
The president sometimes grants pardons.
antonyms:
punishment
similar words:
mercy, release, remission
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: pardoned, pardoning, pardons
definition 1: to free from punishment for a crime.
The judge pardoned the hungry thief.
synonyms:
let off
antonyms:
punish
similar words:
discharge, emancipate, forgive, free, liberate, release
definition 2: to forgive or excuse.
Pardon me for arriving late.
synonyms:
excuse, overlook
antonyms:
condemn
similar words:
forgive
derivations: pardonable (adj.), pardonably (adv.)
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Word Parts
The word pardon contains the following part:
don, donat, dat Latin root that means give