forgive

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. pardon (see forgiveness); remit, cancel, nullify (see nullification).
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To cease to resent]
Syn. pardon, overlook, dismiss from the mind, efface from the memory, pocket the affront, forgive and forget, let pass, palliate, excuse, condone, remit, forget, relent, bear no malice, exonerate, exculpate, let bygones be bygones, laugh it off, let it go, kiss and make up, bury the hatchet, turn the other cheek, charge to experience, make allowance, let up on*, write off*, charge off*; see also forget 1 .
Ant. blame, resent, retaliate.
2. [To absolve]
Syn. acquit, pardon, release; see absolve , excuse .
See Synonym Study at absolve .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
pardon, excuse, absolve, overlook, condone, *wipe the slate clean, *let off the hook, *let bygones be bygones, exculpate, acquit.
ANT.: condemn, convict, damn
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To grant forgiveness to or for: condone, excuse, pardon, remit. Idiom: forgive and forget. See FORGIVENESS.

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  • forgive — [fər giv′, fôrgiv′] vt. forgave, forgiven, forgiving [ME forgeven < OE forgiefan, forgifan (akin to Ger vergeben): see FOR & GIVE] 1. to give up resentment against or the desire to punish; stop being angry with; pardon 2. to give up all claim… …   English World dictionary

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  • forgive — has a derivative form forgivable, without an e in the middle …   Modern English usage

  • forgive — [v] stop blame and grant pardon absolve, accept apology, acquit, allow for, amnesty, bear no malice*, bear with, bury the hatchet*, clear, commute, condone, dismiss from mind, efface, exculpate, excuse, exempt, exonerate, extenuate, forget, kiss… …   New thesaurus

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