Forgive Synonyms and Antonyms

fər-gĭv', fôr-

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Synonyms for Forgive

(Idiomatic, intransitive) Absolve completely for a past wrongdoing; pardon with neither resentment nor a view to retribution.
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To cease to resent
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To cease to resent
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To refer (something) for deliberation, judgment, etc. (to a particular body or person).
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(Idiomatic) To ignore or disregard a past offense (when dealing with another individual).
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To cease to resent
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To ignore; neglect
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(Idiomatic) To settle one's differences and forgive.
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To palliate is to make something less painful or unpleasant, or to calm fears.
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(US, idiomatic) To stop fighting or arguing; to reach an agreement, or at least a truce.
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(--- Informal) To disregard on purpose. Usually used in the imperative:
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To serve as justification for:
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To clear of guilt or blame.
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To change (a penalty, debt, or payment) to a less severe one.
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To cease to resent
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(Idiomatic) To accept a punishment or an injury and not act out revenge or retaliate.
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To cease to resent
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(Accounting) To reduce an asset's book value to zero
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To grant a pardon (to a group)
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To neutralize or equalize; offset:
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To remove (objects or obstructions):
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To cease to resent
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To cease to resent
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To allow, accept or permit (something).
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Exonerate is defined as to relieve someone of a duty, or prove innocent.
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(Law) To grant an official pardon for a crime; unguilt.
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To cease to resent
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In criminal law, to clear a person, to release or set him free, or to discharge him from an accusation of committing a criminal offense after a judicial finding that he is not guilty of the crime or after the court or prosecution determines that the case should not continue after the criminal trial has started. See also autrefois acquit and double jeopardy.
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To relieve of care or suffering:
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To scheme in an underhanded way
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To hear the confession of and absolve
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To cease to resent
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Antonyms for Forgive

To feel or show displeasure and hurt or indignation over (some act, remark, etc.) or toward (a person), from a sense of being injured or offended
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To do something in response to an action done to oneself or an associate, especially to attack or injure someone as a response to a hurtful action.
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To blame is to point the finger at someone else and declare him/her responsible for a fault or wrong.
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To force (someone) to experience, endure, or do something:
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To pay on account, as by using a credit card.
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Punish is to impose suffering or penalty, or to treat someone in an harsh manner.
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To criticize harshly
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To make a charge of wrongdoing against another.
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Words Related to Forgive

(Law) To pronounce not guilty; to grant a pardon for. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
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To grant forgiveness to or for
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Find another word for forgive. In this page you can discover 55 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for forgive, like: forgive-and-forget, let it go, bear no malice, remit, let-bygones-be-bygones, let up on, overlook, kiss-and-make-up, palliate, bury-the-hatchet and forget.