HyperDic: forgive

English > 2 senses of the word forgive:
VERBcommunicationforgivestop blaming or grant forgiveness
socialforgiveabsolve from payment
forgive > pronunciation
Soundsfaorgih'v; fergih'v
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > forgive: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningstop blaming or grant forgiveness.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody something
Example "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday"
Narrowerabsolve, freelet off the hook
excuse, pardonAccept an excuse for
excuse, condoneexcuse, overlook, or make allowances for
pardongrant a pardon / pardon to
shrive, absolveGrant remission of a sin to
Broaderconcede, yield, grantBe willing to concede
Spanishdisculpar, perdonar
Nounsforgivera person who pardons or forgives or excuses a fault or offense
English > forgive: 2 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningabsolve from payment.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody something
Example"I forgive you your debt"
Broaderexempt, relieve, freegrant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
Spanishcondonar, perdonar

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