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amnesty

am·nes·ty

amnesty

 
pronunciation:
aem n sti
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: amnesties
definition: a general pardon given by a government, esp. for political offenses.
The government granted amnesty for the deserters.
synonyms:
forgiveness, pardon, reprieve
similar words:
absolution, clemency, immunity, mercy
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: amnestied, amnesties, amnestying
definition: to give amnesty to; pardon.
synonyms:
forgive, free, liberate, overlook, pardon, release
similar words:
absolve, dismiss, disregard, excuse, ignore, reprieve
Word Parts
The word amnesty contains the following parts:
a-1, an-1 Greek prefix that means not, without
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Words prefixed with a-1, an-1 are nouns and adjectives. Some are loanwords from Greek (amorphous , atrophy ). Others are English formations, which may attach the prefix to English words of Latin origin (asocial , amoral ) or Greek origin (apolitical). The form a-1 is used before bases beginning with a consonant, while an-1 is used before bases beginning with a vowel.
mne, mnes, mnest Greek root that means memory
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synonyms:
memor, member, membr