Definition of Forgive in English :

Define Forgive in English

Forgive meaning in English

Meaning of Forgive in English

Pronunciation of Forgive in English

Forgive pronunciation in English

Pronounce Forgive in English


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1. forgive

stop blaming or grant forgiveness

Example Sentences:
'I forgave him his infidelity'
'She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday'

2. forgive

absolve from payment

Example Sentences:
'I forgive you your debt'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb -gives, -giving, -gave or -given
to cease to blame or hold resentment against (someone or something)
to grant pardon for (a mistake, wrongdoing, etc)
3. (transitive)
to free or pardon (someone) from penalty
4. (transitive)
to free from the obligation of (a debt, payment, etc)

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verb transitiveWord forms: forˈgave, forˈgiven, forˈgiving
to give up resentment against or the desire to punish; stop being angry with; pardon
to give up all claim to punish or exact penalty for (an offense); overlook
to cancel or remit (a debt)
verb intransitive
to show forgiveness; be inclined to forgive

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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v. for·gave (-gāv), for·giv·en (-gĭvən), for·giv·ing, for·gives
1. To give up resentment against or stop wanting to punish (someone) for an offense or fault; pardon.
2. To relent in being angry or in wishing to exact punishment for (an offense or fault).
3. To absolve from payment of (a debt, for example).
To grant forgiveness.

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