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forgive

for·give

forgive

 
pronunciation:
fr gIv
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: forgives, forgiving, forgave, forgiven
definition 1: to excuse or pardon (an offense or offender).
synonyms:
excuse, overlook, pardon
similar words:
absolve, amnesty, condone, exculpate, exonerate, let off, make allowance for, remit, reprieve, shrive
definition 2: to relinquish anger or resentment against.
antonyms:
resent
similar words:
absolve, bury, pardon
definition 3: to absolve from any claim on account of.
forgive a debt
antonyms:
punish
similar words:
absolve, acquit, cancel, disregard, ignore, nullify, overlook, release from, remit, void
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to excuse or pardon wrongdoing or one who is guilty of wrongdoing; grant forgiveness.
derivations: forgivable (adj.), forgiver (n.)
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