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1. forgive

verb. ['fɝˈgɪv, fɔrˈgɪv'] stop blaming or grant forgiveness.

Synonyms

  • justify
  • free
  • yield
  • absolve
  • condone
  • remit
  • shrive
  • pardon
  • excuse
  • concede

Antonyms

  • deny
  • forbid
  • take
  • disagree

Etymology

  • forgiven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • forgiefan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Forgive

  • misgive
  • relive
  • outlive
  • ziv
  • viv
  • sieve
  • live
  • liv

How do you pronounce forgive?

Pronounce forgive as fərˈgɪv.

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Sentences with forgive


1. Verb, base form
Lenders are willing to forgive your loan balances under extreme circumstances that are not your fault.

Quotes about forgive


1. Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
- Oscar Wilde

2. The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.
- John Green, Looking for Alaska

3. The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'
- Billy Graham

2. forgive

verb. ['fɝˈgɪv, fɔrˈgɪv'] absolve from payment.

Synonyms

  • free
  • exempt

Antonyms

  • disenfranchise
  • bound
  • restricted

Etymology

  • forgiven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • forgiefan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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