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English definition of “pardon”

pardon

exclamation     /ˈpɑːdən/
A2 (also US pardon me) a polite way of asking someone to repeat what they have just said: "You'll need an umbrella ." "Pardon?" "I said you'll need an umbrella ."Saying againSaying and uttering
Pardon me. used to say ' sorry ' after you have done something rude , for example after burping (= letting air from your stomach out of your mouth ) Making and accepting apologies
(Definition of pardon exclamation from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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