forgive ( 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.'
→ 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
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