Synonyms of 'be merciful to'
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If you forgive someone who has done something bad or wrong, you stop being angry with them and no longer want to punish them.
She'll understand and forgive you.
If someone who has been found guilty of a crime is pardoned, they are officially allowed to go free and are not punished.
Hundreds of political prisoners were pardoned and released.
If a person or a place is spared, they are not harmed, even though other people or places have been.
Not a man was spared.
Thesaurus for be merciful to from the Collins English Thesaurus