[ verb ] stop blaming or grant forgiveness


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

Used in print

(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)

`` Forgive me , Sandalphon '' , said Hal .

So , forgive me , Sigmen , for the contrary to reality thoughts !

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

Hell 's own amount of chaulmoogra_oil did nothing to alleviate their torment ; they expired amid indescribable fantods , imploring the Blessed_One to forgive their desecration .

[ verb ] absolve from payment


"I forgive you your debt"

Used in print

(Your Federal Income Tax. 1962 Edition (Revised to...)

If your computation on Form_1040 or Form_1040_A shows you owe additional tax , it should be remitted with your return unless you owe less_than $ 1 , in which case it is forgiven .

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