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Part of speech: Verb

To pardon; remit, as a sin, offense, debt, etc.

Part of speech: Verb

To display clemency or leniency.

Part of speech: Past tense


Part of speech: Participle


Part of speech: Participle


Usage examples "forgive":
  • I forgive that, as you might forgive things in my day's work. - "She Buildeth Her House", Will Comfort.
  • Hateth he thee, forgive! - "The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  • Will you forgive me if I speak of her? - "Marcella", Mrs. Humphry Ward.