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Definition 1: stop blaming or grant forgiveness - [verb of communication]

Samples where forgive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I forgave him his infidelity
  • She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday

(forgive is a kind of ...) be willing to concede

"I grant you this much"

(... is a kind of forgive ) excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with

"excuse someone's behavior" "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities"

(... is a kind of forgive ) let off the hook

"I absolve you from this responsibility"

(... is a kind of forgive ) grant remission of a sin to

"The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Marys"

(... is a kind of forgive ) forgive

"God will remit their sins"

(... is a kind of forgive ) grant a pardon to

"Ford pardoned Nixon" "The Thanksgiving turkey was pardoned by the President"

(... is a kind of forgive ) accept an excuse for

"Please excuse my dirty hands"

Samples where forgive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I forgive you your debt

(forgive is a kind of ...) grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to

"She exempted me from the exam"

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