Associations to the word «Forgive»


FORGIVE, verb. (transitive) To pardon, to waive any negative feeling or desire for punishment.
FORGIVE, verb. (intransitive) To accord forgiveness.
FORGIVE AND FORGET, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) Absolve completely for a past wrongdoing; pardon with neither resentment nor a view to retribution.

Dictionary definition

FORGIVE, verb. Stop blaming or grant forgiveness; "I forgave him his infidelity"; "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday".
FORGIVE, verb. Absolve from payment; "I forgive you your debt".

Wise words

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