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English definition of “pardon”


exclamation     /ˈpɑː.dən/ US  /ˈpɑːr-/
A2 (US also pardon me) used to politely ask someone to repeat something they have said because you did not hear it → See also I beg your pardonPolite expressions (US also pardon me, formal or humorous I beg your pardon) used to show that someone has said something that offends you: "Women tend to be fairly useless drivers, anyway." "I beg your pardon!"InterjectionsSounds used as interjections
(Definition of pardon exclamation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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