Forgave



[fer-geyv] /fərˈgeɪv/

verb
1.
simple past tense of .
[fer-giv] /fərˈgɪv/
verb (used with object), forgave, forgiven, forgiving.
1.
to grant pardon for or remission of (an offense, debt, etc.); absolve.
2.
to give up all claim on account of; remit (a debt, obligation, etc.).
3.
to grant pardon to (a person).
4.
to cease to feel resentment against:
to forgive one’s enemies.
5.
to cancel an indebtedness or liability of:
to forgive the interest owed on a loan.
verb (used without object), forgave, forgiven, forgiving.
6.
to pardon an offense or an offender.
/fəˈɡeɪv/
verb
1.
the past tense of forgive
/fəˈɡɪv/
verb -gives, -giving, -gave, -given
1.
to cease to blame or hold resentment against (someone or something)
2.
to grant pardon for (a mistake, wrongdoing, etc)
3.
(transitive) to free or pardon (someone) from penalty
4.
(transitive) to free from the obligation of (a debt, payment, etc)

past tense of forgive (q.v.).
v.

Old English forgiefan “give, grant, allow; forgive,” also “to give up” and “to give in marriage;” from for- “completely” + giefan “give” (see give).

The modern sense of “to give up desire or power to punish” is from use of the compound as a Germanic loan-translation of Latin perdonare (cf. Old Saxon fargeban, Dutch vergeven, German vergeben, Gothic fragiban; see pardon). Related: Forgave; forgiven; forgiving.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Forge

    [fawrj, fohrj] /fɔrdʒ, foʊrdʒ/ verb (used with object), forged, forging. 1. to form by heating and hammering; beat into shape. 2. to form or make, especially by concentrated effort: to forge a friendship through mutual trust. 3. to imitate (handwriting, a signature, etc.) fraudulently; fabricate a . verb (used without object), forged, forging. 4. to […]

  • Forge-ahead

    [fawrj, fohrj] /fɔrdʒ, foʊrdʒ/ verb (used without object), forged, forging. 1. to move ahead slowly; progress steadily: to forge through dense underbrush. 2. to move ahead with increased speed and effectiveness (usually followed by ahead): to forge ahead and finish the work in a burst of energy. /fɔːdʒ/ noun 1. a place in which metal […]



  • Forged

    [fawrj, fohrj] /fɔrdʒ, foʊrdʒ/ verb (used with object), forged, forging. 1. to form by heating and hammering; beat into shape. 2. to form or make, especially by concentrated effort: to forge a friendship through mutual trust. 3. to imitate (handwriting, a signature, etc.) fraudulently; fabricate a . verb (used without object), forged, forging. 4. to […]

  • Forger

    [fawrj, fohrj] /fɔrdʒ, foʊrdʒ/ verb (used with object), forged, forging. 1. to form by heating and hammering; beat into shape. 2. to form or make, especially by concentrated effort: to forge a friendship through mutual trust. 3. to imitate (handwriting, a signature, etc.) fraudulently; fabricate a . verb (used without object), forged, forging. 4. to […]



Disclaimer: Forgave definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.