forgive

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: fər-gĭv' or fôr-gĭv'
  • IPA (key): /fəˈgɪv/ or /fɔː(r)ˈgɪv/
  • SAMPA: /f@(r)ˈgIv/ or /fO:(r)ˈgIv/
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VerbEdit

Plain form
forgive

Third person singular
forgives

Simple past
forgave

Past participle
forgiven

Present participle
forgiving

  1. When you forgive something, you do not punish the person who did it.
    I know you stole some money from me, but I forgive your stealing.
    I have forgiven your disloyalty.
  2. When you forgive a person, you do not try to punish that person for something.
    I know you stole some money from me, but I forgive you.
    I forgave them for being cruel when we were younger.

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