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Definition of Forgive


  1. To give wholly; to make over without reservation; to resign.
  2. To give up resentment or claim to requital on account of (an offense or wrong); to remit the penalty of; to pardon; -- said in reference to the act forgiven.
  3. To cease to feel resentment against, on account of wrong committed; to give up claim to requital from or retribution upon (an offender); to absolve; to pardon; -- said of the person offending.
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Forgive Translations

forgive in Afrikaans is vergeef
forgive in Dutch is begenadigen, vergeven
forgive in Finnish is antaa anteeksi
forgive in French is pardonner, pardonnons, pardonnent, pardonnez
forgive in German is verzeihe, verzeihen, verzeihen
forgive in Italian is perdonare, perdono
forgive in Norwegian is tilgi, forlate
forgive in Portuguese is perdoe
forgive in Spanish is perdonar