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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forgive  \For*give"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Forgave};  p.  p.  {Forgiven};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Forgiving}]  [OE.  forgiven,  foryiven,  foryeven 
  AS  forgiefan  forgifan  perh.  for-  +  giefan  gifan  to  give 
  cf  D.  vergeven  G.  vergeben  Icel.  fyrirgefa  Sw  f?rgifva, 
  Goth.  fragiban  to  give  grant.  See  {For-},  and  {Give},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  give  wholly;  to  make  over  without  reservation;  to 
  resign. 
 
  To  them  that  list  the  world's  gay  shows  I  leave  And 
  to  great  ones  such  folly  do  forgive.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  give  up  resentment  or  claim  to  requital  on  account  of 
  (an  offense  or  wrong);  to  remit  the  penalty  of  to  pardon; 
  --  said  in  reference  to  the  act  forgiven. 
 
  And  their  sins  should  be  forgiven  them  --Mark  iv 
  12. 
 
  He  forgive  injures  so  readily  that  he  might  be  said 
  to  invite  them  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  To  cease  to  feel  resentment  against,  on  account  of  wrong 
  committed;  to  give  up  claim  to  requital  from  or 
  retribution  upon  (an  offender);  to  absolve;  to  pardon;  -- 
  said  of  the  person  offending. 
 
  Father,  forgive  them  for  they  know  not  what  they 
  do  --Luke  xxiii. 
  34. 
 
  I  as  free  forgive  you  as  I  would  be  fforgiven. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  Sometimes  both  the  person  and  the  offense  follow  as 
  objects  of  the  verb  sometimes  one  and  sometimes  the 
  other  being  the  indirect  object.  ``Forgive  us  our  debts 
  as  we  forgive  our  debtors.''  --Matt.  vi  12.  ``Be  of 
  good  cheer;  thy  sins  be  forgiven  thee.''  --Matt.  ix  2. 
 
  Syn:  See  {excuse}. 




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