English - Vietnamese Dictionary
forgive /fə'givn/Concise Dictionary
- ngoại động từ forgave
- tha, tha thứ
- to forgive somebody: tha thứ cho ai
- miễn nợ (cho ai), miễn (nợ)
+stop blaming or grant forgiveness
+absolve from payment
Advanced English Dictionary
1 pardon, excuse, allow, make allowance(s) for, indulge, condone, vindicate; overlook, ignore, disregard, pay no attention to, pass over, US slough over:
Please forgive my curiosity, but where did you get that hat?
2 clear, acquit, absolve, exculpate, exonerate; spare; Colloq let off:
Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.
3 cancel, waive, abolish, void, nullify, erase, delete; Colloq let off (the hook):
Her dream was to awake one day and find all her debts forgiven.
1 ~ sb / yourself (for sth / for doing sth) to stop feeling angry with sb who has done sth to harm, annoy or upset you; to stop feeling angry with yourself: [VN] I'll never forgive her for what she did. + I can't forgive that type of behaviour. + I'd never forgive myself if she heard the truth from someone else. + [VNN] She'd forgive him anything. [also V]Collocation Dictionary
2 ~ me (for doing sth) used to say in a polite way that you are sorry if what you are doing or saying seems rude or silly: [VN] Forgive my ignorance, but what exactly does the company do? + Forgive me, but I don't see that any of this concerns me. + Forgive me for interrupting, but I really don't agree with that. + [VN -ing] Forgive my interrupting but I really don't agree with that.
3 (formal) (of a bank, country, etc.) to say that sb does not need to pay back money that they have borrowed: [VN] The government has agreed to forgive a large part of the debt. [also VNN]
Idioms: sb could / might be forgiven for doing sth used to say that it is easy to understand why sb does or thinks sth, although they are wrong: Looking at the crowds out shopping, you could be forgiven for thinking that everyone has plenty of money.
forgive and forget to stop feeling angry with sb for sth they have done to you and to behave as if it had not happened: I know what he did was wrong but don't you think it's time to forgive and forget?
I suspect that Rodney has never quite forgiven either of them.
| never | easily
Donna would not easily forgive Beth's silly attempt to trick her.
VERB + FORGIVE
be able/unable to, can/could
I couldn't forgive him.
| be easy to
An insult like that isn't easy to forgive.
| ask sb to, beg sb to
He fell to his knees and begged God to forgive him.
| try to
She never forgave him for losing her ring.
forgive and forget
He was not the sort of man to forgive and forget.
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