The definition of forgive is to let go of anger, blame or resentment towards someone and return to friendly relations.(verb)
When you are angry at someone for lying and he apologizes and you let it go and decide not to be angry any more, this is an example of a situation where you forgive.
See forgive in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME forgeven < OE forgiefan, forgifan (akin to Ger vergeben): see for- & give
See forgive in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb for·gave (-gāvˈ), for·giv·en (-gĭvˈən), for·giv·ing, for·gives verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English forgiven
Origin: , from Old English forgiefan; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.
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