Synonyms for pardon
Antonyms for pardon
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PARDON
I beg your pardon, dear Madam, and your patience with me on such an occasion as this.
And before you got off the beams, Andrew, the governor of this State will have signed a pardon for you.
I beg your pardon, miss, but will you allow me to make one remark!
"I beg your pardon—I meant to the professionals," interrupted Hester.
She begged his pardon, but could those really be the boys names?
"I prythee that you will pardon me," said the knight, clutching his way along the bulwark.
Does this gentleman crave my pardon for having used me despitefully?
I ought to beg her pardon for the familiar name, but I have known her ever since I was a child.
I rejoice to hear that she now wishes to spare her father, but—you will pardon me, Burke?
I beg your pardon, sir, but may I ask if you are a guest of this house?
late 13c., "papal indulgence," from Old French pardon, from pardoner "to grant; forgive" (11c., Modern French pardonner), "to grant, forgive," from Vulgar Latin *perdonare "to give wholeheartedly, to remit," from Latin per- "through, thoroughly" (see per) + donare "give, present" (see donation).
Meaning "passing over an offense without punishment" is from c.1300, also in the strictly ecclesiastical sense; sense of "pardon for a civil or criminal offense; release from penalty or obligation" is from late 14c. earlier in Anglo-French. Weaker sense of "excuse for a minor fault" is attested from 1540s.