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synonyms for forgive

  • absolve
  • condone
  • excuse
  • forget
  • acquit
  • amnesty
  • clear
  • commute
  • efface
  • exculpate
  • exempt
  • exonerate
  • extenuate
  • overlook
  • palliate
  • pocket
  • purge
  • release
  • relent
  • remit
  • reprieve
  • respite
  • spring
  • accept apology
  • allow for
  • bear no malice
  • bear with
  • bury the hatchet
  • dismiss from mind
  • kiss and make up
  • laugh off
  • let bygones be bygones
  • let it go
  • let off
  • let off easy
  • let pass
  • let up on
  • make allowance
  • think no more of
  • turn other cheek
  • wink at
  • wipe the slate clean
See also synonyms for: forgave / forgivable / forgiven / forgiving / unforgivable / unforgivably

antonyms for forgive

MOST RELEVANT
  • condemn
  • accuse
  • blame
  • hold
  • increase
  • keep
  • maintain
  • sentence
  • censure
  • charge
  • punish
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Rais Bhuiyan survived one of Stroman’s shootings and the book explores his quest to forgive.
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Instead, the heroes held up in media are the family members and activists who forgive their attackers or retain faith in the political system.
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You can be forgiven for not knowing what to make of Tesla’s amazing run and the battling views on whether it can keep racing.
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A popular sentiment on social media suggests you’re either willing to forgive or overlook the rioting or you’re not really with the protesters.
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As of today, it has been 131 days since the NBA last conducted a regular-season game, so you’d be forgiven for not necessarily recalling the particulars of where things left off.
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But "the cards never forgive," and as a rule Dame Fortune is relentless to the reckless player.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
If I don't hear from you very decisively to the contrary, I shall come, and trust to your good nature to forgive it.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
And man hath bowed himself down, and man hath been debased: therefore forgive them not.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Nor would it be just for you to forgive him because another son of yours was willing to be punished in his stead.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
“You must forgive her, Mrs. Foley,” Jessie said, coming down to meet the woman and taking the baby from her.
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF ROSELAWNMARGARET PENROSE
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