To serve as justification for:
To save or free (a person) from something
To not interfere with; allow; permit
(Intransitive or reflexive) To confess, and receive absolution.
To reprieve is to provide temporary or permanent relief from punishment.
To send (money) in payment
Release is defined as to set free or to relieve.
(Music) To embellish with grace notes.
To remove obstructions or entanglements from; clear:
To free from a rule or obligation which applies to others; excuse; release
To forgive, pardon, or overlook (an offense)
To substitute (payment in a lump sum) for payment in installments
To pronounce free from guilt or blame; acquit
(Christian Theol.) To free from blame; declare guiltless; absolve
To release from a checked or inoperative position:
(--- Theol.) To condemn to endless punishment
To punish, as for wrongdoing.
To ostracize is to deliberately exclude or leave someone out.
To inflict a penalty for (an offense).
To impose a penalty on; specif., to subject to a handicap in a contest as penalty for the infraction of a rule
To adjudge someone guilty of a crime or to impose sentence, especially a severe penalty such as death or life imprisonment.
To impose a sentence on (a criminal defendant found guilty, for example).
Find another word for pardoning. In this page you can discover 31 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for pardoning, like: excusing, sparing, vindicating, tolerating, shriving, reprieving, remitting, releasing, overlooking, liberating and gracing.