Definitions for Forgive
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Forgive.
stop blaming or grant forgiveness
"I forgave him his infidelity"; "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday"
absolve from payment
"I forgive you your debt"
To pardon, to waive any negative feeling or desire for punishment.
Only the brave know how to forgive...A coward never forgave; it is not in his nature. - Laurence Sterne
To accord forgiveness.
Etymology: forgiven, from forgiefan, corresponding to. Cognate with vergeven, vergeben.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: forgifan, Saxon.
Then heaven forgive him too! William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
I do beseech your grace for charity;
If ever any malice in your heart
Were hid against me, now forgive me frankly.
—— Sir Thomas Lovell, I as free forgive you,
As I would be forgiven: I forgive all. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
Slowly provok’d, she easily forgives. Matthew Prior.
The people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity. Is. xxxiii. 24.
The lord of that servant was moved with compassion, loosed him, and forgave him the debt. Mat. xviii. 27.
to give wholly; to make over without reservation; to resign
to give up resentment or claim to requital on account of (an offense or wrong); to remit the penalty of; to pardon; -- said in reference to the act forgiven
to cease to feel resentment against, on account of wrong committed; to give up claim to requital from or retribution upon (an offender); to absolve; to pardon; -- said of the person offending
Forgive is the second studio album by American country music artist Rebecca Lynn Howard. The album was released in September 2002 by MCA Nashville. The only single released from the project, the title track, peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, and was her only Top 40 country hit. "Jesus and Bartenders" was later recorded by Daryle Singletary, who released it in 2008 as a single from his album Straight from the Heart. It was originally recorded by Larry Cordle on his album Murder on Music Row.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
for-giv′, v.t. to pardon: to overlook an offence or debt: (Spens.) to give up.—v.i. to be merciful or forgiving.—adj. Forgiv′able, capable of being forgiven.—n. Forgive′ness, pardon: remission: disposition to pardon.—adj. Forgiv′ing, ready to pardon: merciful: compassionate. [A.S. forgiefan—pfx. for-, away, giefan, to give; cf. Ger. ver-geben.]
To change, delete and release a feeling, energy, emotion, data or perception and give or receive a form of communication, enlightenment, inspiration, knowing or understanding of the root cause of a behavior, expression or spoken word and how it is intended and perceived in that moment so all effected can achieve peace
We must all forgive easily to ensure peace in our individual and collective souls and for the evolution of humanity
Submitted by MaryC on December 4, 2015
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Rank popularity for the word 'Forgive' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4197
Rank popularity for the word 'Forgive' in Verbs Frequency: #714
The numerical value of Forgive in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Forgive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
I love you very much, i forgive you mom, I love you. I know I didn't get a chance to say it.
Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our intellects.
I always say if you can't forgive the people you love, then who can you forgive? … I'm not going to let a silly kiss ruin the rest of our lives.
Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive.
Let those who think I have said too little and those who think I have said too much, forgive me and let those who think I have said just enough thank God with me.
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Translations for Forgive
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- سامح, غفرArabic
- прабача́ць, дарава́ць, праба́чыцьBelarusian
- опрощавам, проща́вам, простя́Bulgarian
- perdonarCatalan, Valencian
- odpustit, odpouštětCzech
- tilgive, forladeDanish
- verzeihen, entschuldigen, vergebenGerman
- andestama, andeks andmaEstonian
- بخشیدن, ببخشPersian
- antaa anteeksiFinnish
- ferjouWestern Frisian
- mathScottish Gaelic
- क्षमा करना, माफ़ करनाHindi
- maaf, ampunIndonesian
- ғапу ету, кешірім жасау, кешіру, ғафу етуKazakh
- អភ័យទោស, អត់ទោសKhmer
- кечирип коюу, кечирүүKyrgyz
- dōnō, redōnō, condōnō, iustificō, īgnōscōLatin
- verzeien, verginnLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ໃຫ້ອະໄພ, ອະໄພLao
- dovanoti, atleistiLithuanian
- опро́стува, про́сти, про́стува, про́штаваMacedonian
- အခွင့်လွှတ်, ခွင့်လွှတ်Burmese
- forlate, tilgiNorwegian
- odpuszczać, darować, odpuścić, darowywać, przebaczać, przebaczyćPolish
- perdoar, desculparPortuguese
- прости́ть, извиня́ть, проща́ть, извини́тьRussian
- опро̀стити, opráštati, opròstiti, опра́штатиSerbo-Croatian
- odpustiť, odpúšťaťSlovak
- odpuščati, odpustitiSlovene
- ยกโทษให้, อภัย, ให้อภัยThai
- razylaşmak, bagyşlamakTurkmen
- bağışlamak, affetmekTurkish
- пробача́ти, проща́ти, проба́чити, прости́тиUkrainian
- معاف کرناUrdu
- kechirmoq, afv etmoqUzbek
- tha thứVietnamese
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