forgive translation | English-French dictionary



     ( forgave    pt)   ( forgiven    pp  )
     [+person]   pardonner à  
I forgive you.      Je te pardonne.  
→ Julie would never have forgiven him        
to forgive sb for doing sth      pardonner à qn d'avoir fait qch  
She forgave him for forgetting her birthday.      Elle lui a pardonné d'avoir oublié son anniversaire.  
→ He has never forgiven the newspaper for printing this story.        
They could be forgiven for thinking that ...      On ne peut pas leur reprocher de penser que ...  
→ Looking at the figures, you could be forgiven for thinking the recession is already over ...        
to forgive sb for sth      pardonner qch à qn  
→ She'd find a way to forgive him for the theft of the money        
     [+sin, mistake]   pardonner  
→ ask him to forgive this one awful mistake        
Forgive my ignorance, but ...      Pardonnez mon ignorance, mais ...  
→ 'Forgive my manners,' she said calmly. 'I neglected to introduce myself.'        
     [+debt]   annuler  
→ They have asked creditors to forgive some debts,        
to forgive and forget      pardonner et oublier  
→ Let's forgive and forget        
→ I don't yet feel ready to forgive and forget        
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
forgive v.

Additional comments:

Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
faire grâce de créances
faire grâce de dettes
Je te pardonne.
puisse Dieu vous pardonner
pardonner et oublier
pardonner qch à qn
Pardonnez mon ignorance, mais ...
pardonner à qn d'avoir fait qch
l'erreur est humaine, le pardon est divin
'forgive' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
forgive somebody
forgive somebody
May God forgive you
I'm not about to forgive him.
to err is human, to forgive divine
"forgive": examples and translations in context
Cyprus | Oh Lord, forgive them for they know not what they do Chypre | Pardonnez-leur car ils ne savent pas ce qu'ils font
Hear in heaven, your dwelling place; and when you hear, forgive" (1 Kg 8:28-30). Toi, écoute du lieu où tu résides, au ciel, écoute et pardonne" (1 R 8, 28-30).
"Father, forgive them; they do not know what they are doing" (Lk 23:34). « Père, pardonne-leur, car ils ne savent ce qu’ils font. » (Lc 23, 34.)
Nobody is perfect, you will forgive me for that. Personne n'est parfait, vous me le pardonnerez.
(Laughter) In fact, Pam, if you're watching this, please forgive me. (Rires) En fait, Pam, si tu nous regardes, pardonne-moi s'il te plait.
I hope he will forgive my forthrightness because this is an important question. J'espère qu'il saura excuser ma franchise, mais c'est là une question importante.
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