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English definition of “forgive”

forgive

verb [T]    /fərˈɡɪv, fɔr-/ (past tense forgave  /fərˈɡeɪv, fɔr-/, past participle forgiven  /fərˈɡɪv·ən, fɔr-/)
to stop being angry with someone who has done something wrong: She apologized and he forgave her. I can’t forgive someone who has treated me so badly. forgiveness    /fərˈɡɪv·nəs, fɔr-/ noun [U] To my family and friends, I beg your forgiveness for the lies I’ve told.
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