Forgive - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fərˈɡɪv|  American pronunciation of the word forgive
Brit.  |fəˈɡɪv|  British pronunciation of the word forgive
irregular verb:  p.t. — forgave  p.p. — forgiven

verb

- stop blaming or grant forgiveness

She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday

- absolve from payment

I forgive you your debt

Examples

Can you ever forgive me for being so selfish?

I've never forgiven myself for the way I treated her.

We must ask God to forgive us for our sins.

When he feels he's been insulted, he finds it hard to forgive and forget.

He finds it hard to forgive an insult.

We must ask God to forgive our sins.

The government has agreed to forgive some of the debt.

It is difficult to forgive anyone for cruelty.

Forgive me, I didn't mean to insult you.

Forgive us our sins.

I've tried to forgive him for what he said.

He never forgave her for walking out on him.

If anything happened to the kids I'd never forgive myself.

'I'm really sorry.' 'It's okay, you're forgiven.'

God forgives us our sins.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: forgive
he/she/it: forgives
present participle: forgiving
past tense: forgave
past participle: forgiven
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