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Definitions of forgive

  1. To give wholly; to make over without reservation; to resign. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To give up resentment or claim to requital on account of (an offense or wrong); to remit the penalty of; to pardon; - said in reference to the act forgiven. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To cease to feel resentment against, on account of wrong committed; to give up claim to requital from or retribution upon (an offender); to absolve; to pardon; - said of the person offending. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To pardon; remit, as a sin, offense, debt, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To pardon: to overlook an offence or debt. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To remit; pardon. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. stop blaming or grant forgiveness; "I forgave him his infidelity"; "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. To show forgiveness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To pardon; to remit, as an offence of debt; to overlook an offence, and treat the offender as not guilty. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To pardon; to overlook or remit, as an offence or debt. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Forgiving. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Forgiven. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Forgave. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for forgive

  1. " He can never forgive me; it's all over, everything is over. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  2. Him she would never forgive – The New Rector by Stanley J. Weyman
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