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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
        • 1980: Stertile thunder tonitruated terribly. ‘Oh Lord forgive us our bloody sins.’ Rain now pelted. It was hard work finding a taxi. — Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers
        • Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us — The Lord's Prayer. Matthew ch6. v.14, 15
        • For his soft-heartedness, his forgiving and undemanding nature, the governor was called by the diminutive "Inzushko.
      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
            Related Links:
            1. en forgiveness
            2. en forgiven
            3. en forgiver
            4. en forgives
            5. en forgived
            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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