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forgive meaning

EN[fə(r)ˈɡɪv] [fɔː(r)ˈɡɪv] [-ɪv]
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    Definition of forgive in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGforgivesPRforgivingPTforgavePPforgivenPREfor-SUF-ive
    1. VT To pardon, to waive any negative feeling or desire for punishment.
      1. Only the brave know how to forgive...A coward never forgave; it is not in his nature. - Laurence Sterne
    2. VI To accord forgiveness.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • For his soft-heartedness, his forgiving and undemanding nature, the governor was called by the diminutive "Inzushko.
        • Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us — The Lord's Prayer. Matthew ch6. v.14, 15
        • The hundreds of embroiderers and stitchers hunched over clattering sewing machines at the New Era Cap factory could be forgiven for thinking these are good times.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • If you own up to breaking the glass, you'll be forgiven.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Morphemes
        • Prefixes
          • Words by prefix
            • Words prefixed with for-
        • Verbs
          • Intransitive verbs
            • Transitive verbs
              • Verbs by inflection type
                • Irregular verbs
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            2. en forgiven
            3. en forgives
            4. en forgived
            5. en forgiver
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of forgive for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "forgive" is a morpheme, more specifically, a prefixe. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb, a transitive verb and a verbs by inflection type.
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