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English noun: pardon

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


Synonymsforgiveness


Broader (hypernym)benignity, kindness


Narrower (hyponym)condonation, exculpation

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


Synonymsamnesty


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.


Synonymsexcuse


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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