Definition of 'forgive'
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It was agony not being able to understand his reasons forgiving me the cold shoulder. The Sun (2016)Whether people will forgive him, that's not up to me. The Sun (2016)Why does only one side have to swallow the bitter pill of forgive and forget? The Sun (2014)Would he forgive errors because people are required to be speedy? Times, Sunday Times (2013)As you love and forgive yourself these feelings will extend to those around you. Coming Off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills (1991)He finds it harder to forgive and forget. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The only people you can forgive after something like that is your family. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Any son would be forgiven for feeling as if that backdrop made his sport irrelevant. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is really important to forgive and forget. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Have you really forgiven me my old fault? Anne of Green Gables (1872)Most people could be forgiven for feeling confused after a welter of conflicting reports about the right balance of food groups. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You might be forgiven for forgetting we are fighting a war, too. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The Reader raises interesting questions about our ability to understand and forgive. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'forgive'
British English: forgive /fəˈɡɪv/ VERB
If you forgive someone who has done something wrong, you stop being angry with them.
She forgave him for stealing her money.
- American English: forgive
- Arabic: يَغْفِرُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: perdoar
- Chinese: 原谅
- Croatian: oprostiti
- Czech: odpustit prominout
- Danish: tilgive
- Dutch: vergeven
- European Spanish: perdonar
- Finnish: antaa anteeksi
- French: pardonner
- German: verzeihen
- Greek: συγχωρώ
- Italian: perdonare
- Japanese: 許す
- Korean: 용서하다
- Norwegian: tilgi
- Polish: wybaczyć
- European Portuguese: perdoar
- Romanian: a ierta
- Russian: прощать
- Spanish: perdonar
- Swedish: förlåta
- Thai: ให้อภัย
- Turkish: bağışlamak
- Ukrainian: пробачати
- Vietnamese: tha thứ
Definition of forgive from the Collins English Dictionary
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