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Main Entry: for·give
Pronunciation: fschwar-primarystressgiv, fodotr-
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): for·gave /-primarystressgamacrv/; for·giv·en /-primarystressgiv-schwan/; -giv·ing
1 a : to give up resentment of or claim to revenge for <forgive an insult> b : to relieve a debtor of the duty to repay <forgive a debt>
2 : to stop feeling resentment against (an offender) <forgive your enemies>
synonym see EXCUSE
- for·giv·able /-primarystressgiv-schwa-bschwal/ adjective
- for·giv·er noun

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