Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 918 (Forgiveness)

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#918. Forgiveness. -- N. forgiveness, pardon, condonation, grace, remission, absolution, amnesty, oblivion; indulgence; reprieve.

conciliation; reconcilement; reconciliation &c. (pacification) 723; propitiation.

excuse, exoneration, quittance, release, indemnity; bill of indemnity, act of indemnity, covenant of indemnity, deed of indemnity; exculpation &c. (acquittal) 970.

longanimity[obs], placability; amantium irae[Lat]; locus paenitentiae[Lat]; forbearance.

V. forgive, forgive and forget; pardon, condone, think no more of, let bygones be bygones, shake hands; forget an injury. excuse, pass over, overlook; wink at &c. (neglect) 460; bear with; allow for, make allowances for; let one down easily, not be too hard upon, pocket the affront.

let off, remit, absolve, give absolution, reprieve; acquit &c. 970.

beg pardon, ask pardon, implore pardon &c. n.; conciliate, propitiate, placate; make up a quarrel &c. (pacify) 723; let the wound heal.

Adj. forgiving, placable, conciliatory,.

forgiven &c. v.; unresented[obs], unavenged, unrevenged[obs].

Adv. cry you mercy.

Phr. veniam petimusque damusque vicissim [Lat][Horace]; more in sorrow than in anger; comprendre tout c'est tout pardonner[Fr]; " the offender never pardons" [Herbert].