forgive

  • 1 Forgive Me — may refer to:* Forgive Me , a 2008 single by Leona Lewis from the album Spirit * Forgive Me , a 2008 song by City and Colour from the album Bring Me Your Love * Forgive Me , a 2007 song by Group 1 Crew from the album Group 1 Crew * Forgive Me , a …

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  • 2 Forgive — For*give , v. t. [imp. {Forgave}; p. p. {Forgiven}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Forgiving}] [OE. forgiven, foryiven, foryeven, AS. forgiefan, forgifan; perh. for + giefan, gifan to give; cf. D. vergeven, G. vergeben, Icel. fyrirgefa, Sw. f?rgifva, Goth.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Forgive Me — Single par Leona Lewis extrait de l’album Spirit Sortie 26 juillet 2008 Enregistrement 2008 Durée 3:41 (version de l album) 3:23 (mix du single) …

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  • 4 forgive me — used in speech as a polite way of starting to say something that may seem rude or unpleasant Forgive me (for saying so), but I don t think you understood my point. Forgive me, but something has come up and I have to leave right away. • • • Main… …

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  • 5 forgive — for‧give [fəˈgɪv ǁ fər ] verb forgave PASTTENSE [ ˈgeɪv] forgiven PASTPART [ ˈgɪvn] [transitive] FINANCE to state that a debt does not have to be paid: • Under the plan, the US forgave $2.6 billion, or about 70%, of Poland s debt to the US… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6 forgive — (v.) O.E. forgiefan give, grant, allow; forgive, also to give up and to give in marriage; from for completely + giefan give (see GIVE (Cf. give)). The modern sense of to give up desire or power to punish is from use of the compound as a Germanic… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 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

  • 8 forgive — I verb absolve, acquit, bear no malice, cancel, clear, condonare, condone, exculpate, excuse, exempt, exonerate, forget, give absolution, grant amnesty, grant pardon, ignoscere, overlook, palliate, pardon, reprieve, shrive, vindicate associated… …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 forgive — pardon, remit, *excuse, condone Analogous words: absolve, *exculpate, acquit, exonerate, vindicate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

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

    Modern English usage

  • 11 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

  • 12 forgive — ► VERB (past forgave; past part. forgiven) 1) stop feeling angry or resentful towards (someone) for an offence or mistake. 2) excuse (an offence, flaw, or mistake). DERIVATIVES forgivable adjective forgiver noun forgiving adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 forgive — for|give S3 [fəˈgıv US fər ] v past tense forgave [ ˈgeıv] past participle forgiven [ ˈgıvən] [I and T] [: Old English; Origin: forgifan] 1.) to stop being angry with someone and stop blaming them, although they have done something wrong forgive… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 forgive — 01. Ian begged his wife to [forgive] him after his affair with an old girlfriend. 02. The little boy made his confession to the priest, who told him he was [forgiven]. 03. I will never [forgive] him for cheating on me with my best friend. 04. He… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 forgive — [[t]fə(r)gɪ̱v[/t]] forgives, forgiving, forgave, forgiven 1) VERB If you forgive someone who has done something bad or wrong, you stop being angry with them and no longer want to punish them. [V n] Hopefully she ll understand and forgive you, if… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 forgive */*/ — UK [fə(r)ˈɡɪv] / US [fərˈɡɪv] verb [transitive] Word forms forgive : present tense I/you/we/they forgive he/she/it forgives present participle forgiving past tense forgave UK [fə(r)ˈɡeɪv] / US [fərˈɡeɪv] past participle forgiven UK… …

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  • 17 forgive — verb ADVERB ▪ quite ▪ I suspect that Rodney has never quite forgiven either of them. ▪ ever, never ▪ Can you ever forgive me? ▪ easily …

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  • 18 forgive — for|give [ fər gıv ] (past tense for|gave [ fər geıv ] ; past participle for|giv|en [ fər gıvn ] ) verb transitive ** 1. ) to decide that you will not be angry with someone who has offended, upset, or harmed you: His children have never fully… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 forgive — v. 1) (D; tr.) to forgive for (to forgive smb. for a mistake) 2) (biblical) (O; may be used with one object) forgive us our sins * * * [fə gɪv] (biblical) (0; may be used with one object) forgive us our sins (D;tr.) to forgive for (to forgive smb …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 forgive — verb (forgave; forgiven; giving) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English forgifan, from for + gifan to give Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to give up resentment of or claim to requital for < forgive an insult > b …

    New Collegiate Dictionary