Variant of forgive
- to give up resentment against or the desire to punish; stop being angry with; pardon
- to give up all claim to punish or exact penalty for (an offense); overlook
- to cancel or remit (a debt)
Origin: ME forgeven < OE forgiefan, forgifan (akin to Ger vergeben): see for- & give
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.