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Synonyms for forgive

Synonyms for forgive

to grant forgiveness to or for

Words related to forgive

stop blaming or grant forgiveness

absolve from payment

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Adam answered with a half-sob, "Yes, I forgive thee Hetty.
It depends upon--a good deal whether I ever forgive you.
Now and then he asked her whether she could possibly forgive him, and she answered, "I have already forgiven you, Henry.
Tom, forgive me--let us always love each other"; and they clung and wept together.
Mr Allworthy himself spoke to the captain in his brother's behalf, and desired to know what offence the doctor had committed; when the hard-hearted villain had the baseness to say that he should never forgive him for the injury which he had endeavoured to do him in his favour; which, he said, he had pumped out of him, and was such a cruelty that it ought not to be forgiven.
I never shall forgive you," was Jo's stern answer, and from that moment she ignored Amy entirely.
Forgive each other, help each other, and begin again tomorrow.
Jo wanted to lay her head down on that motherly bosom, and cry her grief and anger all away, but tears were an unmanly weakness, and she felt so deeply injured that she really couldn't quite forgive yet.
You were very naughty, and it is hard to forgive the loss of her precious little book, but I think she might do it now, and I guess she will, if you try her at the right minute," said Meg.
I wouldn't forgive her, and today, if it hadn't been for Laurie, it might have been too late
Will your ladyship forgive me," she began, in faint, faltering tones, "if I venture on a painful subject?
You can add--immeasurably add, madam-- to all your past kindness, if you will only bear with me and forgive me.
Peter approached Jesus and asked him, "Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him?
We will bring attention to the fact that the Saviour sets one single condition in the Lord's Prayer: "And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
This Yom Kippur, as we struggle to ask forgiveness of the ones we've wronged and accept the forgiveness of those who have wronged us, a new and unsettling question hangs over many of us, one we've been grappling with since last November: Can we forgive the millions of Americans who voted for Donald Trump?