English definition of “forgive”
/fəˈgɪv/ verb (past tense forgave, past participle forgiven)
› [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.
forgive me › 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