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Adjective: forgiving  fu(r)'gi-ving or for'gi-ving
  1. Inclined or able to forgive and show mercy
    "a kindly forgiving nature"; "a forgiving embrace to the naughty child"
  2. Providing absolution
    - absolvitory, exonerative
Verb: forgive (forgave,forgiven)  fu(r)'giv or for'giv
  1. Stop blaming or grant forgiveness
    "I forgave him his infidelity"; "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday";
    - pardon
  2. Absolve from payment
    "I forgive you your debt"

See also: exculpatory, kind, tolerant, unvindictive

Type of: concede, exempt, free, grant, relieve, yield

Antonym: unforgiving

Encyclopedia: Forgiving