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forgive

verb [I or T, not continuous] uk   /fəˈɡɪv/  us   /fɚ-/ (forgave, forgiven)
B1 to stop blaming or being angry with someone for something that person has done, or not punish them for something: I don't think she's ever quite forgiven me for getting her name wrong that time. I've never found it easy to forgive and forget (= to behave as if something wrong had never happened). I'd never forgive myself if anything happened to the kids.forgive me B2 formal used before you ask or say something that might seem rude: Forgive me for asking, but how much did you pay for your bag?
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in Arabic يُسامِح…
in Korean 용서하다…
in Malaysian memaafkan…
in French pardonner…
in Turkish affetmek, bağışlamak…
in Italian perdonare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 原諒, 寬恕…
in Russian прощать…
in Polish wybaczać…
in Vietnamese tha thứ, thứ lỗi…
in Spanish perdonar…
in Portuguese perdoar…
in Thai ยกโทษให้, อภัยให้…
in German vergeben, verzeihen…
in Catalan perdonar…
in Japanese ~を許す…
in Indonesian memaafkan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 原谅, 宽恕…
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