Bedeutung von “forgive” — Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /fəˈɡɪv/ past tense forgave, past participle forgiven

B1 [ I, T ] to decide not to be angry with someone or not to punish them for something they have done:

I've apologized, but I don't think she'll ever forgive me.
[ often reflexive ] Mike would never forgive himself if anything happened to the children.
[ + for + doing sth ] Jane never forgave her mother for lying to her.

Mehr Beispiele

  • She prayed that God would forgive her.
  • He told me to forgive her, but why should I?
  • I found his behaviour hard to forgive.
  • He was in no mood to forgive and forget.
  • I'll never forgive you for what you've done to me.
forgive me

B2 used before you ask or say something that might seem rude:

Forgive me for asking, but how much did you pay for your bag?
sb could be forgiven for doing sth

used to say that you can understand if someone might think, believe, or do something

(Definition von “forgive” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)