forgive translation | English-French dictionary

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forgive

  
     ( forgave    pt)   ( forgiven    pp  )
      vt  
     [+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,        
      vi  
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.
pardonner

Additional comments:

Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
v.
faire grâce de créances
[Bus.]
v.
faire grâce de dettes
[Bus.]
exp.
Je te pardonne.
adv.
puisse Dieu vous pardonner
exp.
pardonner et oublier
exp.
pardonner qch à qn
exp.
Pardonnez mon ignorance, mais ...
exp.
pardonner à qn d'avoir fait qch
adv.
l'erreur est humaine, le pardon est divin
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'forgive' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
v.
forgive somebody
v.
forgive somebody
adv.
May God forgive you
exp.
I'm not about to forgive him.
adv.
to err is human, to forgive divine

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