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Synonyms of forgiving

Verb


1. forgive, concede, yield, grant

usage: stop blaming or grant forgiveness; "I forgave him his infidelity"; "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday"

2. forgive, exempt, relieve, free

usage: absolve from payment; "I forgive you your debt"

Adjective


1. forgiving (vs. unforgiving), kind, tolerant, unvindictive

usage: inclined or able to forgive and show mercy; "a kindly forgiving nature"; "a forgiving embrace to the naughty child"

2. absolvitory, exonerative, forgiving, exculpatory (vs. inculpatory)

usage: providing absolution

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