To forgive

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Definition

to forgive: to excuse, to pardon, to absolve
verb
I'm sorry that I stole your girlfriend, I hope that you can forgive me someday.

This is an irregular verb:
I forgive / I forgave / I have forgiven

(a) forgiving (person): (a) tolerant, compassionate, merciful (person)
adjective

forgiveness: the act of forgiving, pardon
noun

Examples

  • "You are so forgiving!"
  • "You broke my heart in two, and although I've tried, I can't forgive you."
  • "Please forgive me for that stupid prank the other day, and please just forgive me generally too."
  • "You'll have to forgive Brian."
  • "Please forgive me for my absence, and wish me luck as I visit one of America's oldest and most famous cities, known for its lobsters and difficult-to-understand accents!"
  • "Please forgive me."
  • "Bruno : Please forgive me, guys."
  • "Please forgive me for contacting you in this manner."
  • "I am using my last silk scarf to write you this note, please forgive the ink-stained fabric."

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