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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
forgive (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to give up resentment of or claim to requital for - forgive an insult
b) to grant relief from payment of - forgive a debt
2.
intransitive verb
to cease to feel resentment against (an offender) - pardon forgive one's enemies to grant - forgiveness excuse
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
forgive (verb)
1.
to cease to have feelings of anger or bitterness toward
SYNONIMS:
pardon
RELATED WORDS:
absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate; remit, shrive; condone, disregard, excuse, ignore, pass over, shrug off; discharge, liberate, redeem, release, unburden
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abhor, abominate, despise, detest, dislike, execrate, hate, loathe; avenge, redress, requite, retaliate, revenge; discipline, penalize, punish
resent
forgive (verb)
2.
to dismiss as of little importance
SYNONIMS:
blink (at), brush (aside off), condone, discount, disregard, forgive, gloss (over), gloze (over), ignore, overlook, overpass, paper over, pardon, pass over, remit, shrug off, whitewash, wink (at)
RELATED WORDS:
explain, justify, rationalize; absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate; waive, wave (aside off)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
heed, mark, mind, note, object (to)
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