HyperDic: pardon

English > 5 senses of the word pardon:
VERBcommunicationpardon, excuseaccept an excuse for
communicationpardongrant a pardon / pardon to
NOUNactpardon, forgivenessthe act of excusing a mistake or offense
communicationpardon, amnestya warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
actpardon, amnesty, free pardonthe formal act of liberating someone
pardon > pronunciation
Soundspaa'rdahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > pardon: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of excusing a mistake or offense.
Synonymforgiveness
NarrowercondonationA pardon by treating the offender as if the offense had not occurred
exculpationThe act of freeing from guilt or blame
Broaderkindness, benignityA kind act
Spanishperdón, venia
Catalanperdó, vènia
Verbspardonaccept an excuse for
English > pardon: 5 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA warrant granting release from punishment for an offense.
Synonymamnesty
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
BroaderwarrantA writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
Spanishamnistía, indulto, perdón
Catalanamnistia, indult, perdó
Verbspardongrant a pardon / pardon to
English > pardon: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe formal act of liberating someone.
Synonymsamnesty, free pardon
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderclemency, mercifulness, mercyleniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
Spanishamnistía, indulto, perdón
Catalanamnistia, indult, perdó
Verbspardongrant a pardon / pardon to
English > pardon: 5 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningAccept an excuse for.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymexcuse
Broaderforgivestop blaming or grant forgiveness
Spanishdisculpar, excusar, indultar, perdonar
Catalandisculpar, dispensar, excusar, indultar, perdonar
Nounspardonthe act of excusing a mistake or offense
English > pardon: 5 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaninggrant a pardon / pardon to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody something
Examples
  • "Ford pardoned Nixon"
  • "The Thanksgiving turkey was pardoned by the President"
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Narroweramnestygrant a pardon / pardon to (a group of people)
Broaderforgivestop blaming or grant forgiveness
Spanishamnistiar, indultar, perdonar
Catalanabsoldre, dispensar, excusar, indultar, perdonar
Nounspardonthe formal act of liberating someone
pardona warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
pardonera medieval cleric who raised money for the church by selling papal indulgences
pardonera person who pardons or forgives or excuses a fault or offense

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