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")

Antonyms of adj forgiving

2 senses of forgiving

Sense 1
forgiving (vs. unforgiving) -- (inclined or able to forgive and show mercy; "a kindly forgiving nature"; "a forgiving embrace to the naughty child")

unforgiving (vs. forgiving) -- (unwilling or unable to forgive or show mercy; "a surly unforgiving old woman")
        => revengeful, vindictive, vengeful -- (disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge; "more vindictive than jealous love"- Shakespeare; "punishments...essentially vindictive in their nature"- M.R.Cohen)

Sense 2
absolvitory, exonerative, forgiving -- (providing absolution)

INDIRECT (VIA exculpatory) -> inculpatory, inculpative -- (causing blame to be imputed to)

Similarity of adj forgiving

2 senses of forgiving

Sense 1
forgiving (vs. unforgiving) -- (inclined or able to forgive and show mercy; "a kindly forgiving nature"; "a forgiving embrace to the naughty child")
       => kind, tolerant -- (tolerant and forgiving under provocation; "our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke")
       => unvindictive -- (not vindictive)

Sense 2
absolvitory, exonerative, forgiving -- (providing absolution)
       => exculpatory (vs. inculpatory) -- (clearing of guilt or blame)

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