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English noun: pardon

1. pardon (act) the act of excusing a mistake or offense


Broader (hypernym)benignity, kindness

Narrower (hyponym)condonation, exculpation

2. pardon (communication) a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense


Broader (hypernym)warrant

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

3. pardon (act) the formal act of liberating someone

Synonymsamnesty, free pardon

Broader (hypernym)clemency, mercifulness, mercy

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

English verb: pardon

1. pardon (communication) accept an excuse for

SamplesPlease excuse my dirty hands.


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

Broader (hypernym)forgive

2. pardon (communication) grant a pardon to

SamplesFord pardoned Nixon.
The Thanksgiving turkey was pardoned by the President.

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

Broader (hypernym)forgive

Narrower (hyponym)amnesty

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

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