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English verb: forgive

1. forgive (communication) stop blaming or grant forgiveness


SamplesI forgave him his infidelity.
She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)concede, grant, yield


Narrower (hyponym)absolve, absolve, condone, excuse, excuse, free, justify, pardon, pardon, remit, shrive

2. forgive (social) absolve from payment


SamplesI forgive you your debt.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)exempt, free, relieve









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