Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb forgive

2 senses of forgive

Sense 1
forgive -- (stop blaming or grant forgiveness; "I forgave him his infidelity"; "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday")
       => concede, yield, grant -- (be willing to concede; "I grant you this much")

Sense 2
forgive -- (absolve from payment; "I forgive you your debt")
       => exempt, relieve, free -- (grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; "She exempted me from the exam")

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