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pardon

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pardon

  1. release from the guilt or penalty of an offense <the criminal is hoping for a presidential pardon> Synonyms absolution, amnesty, forgiveness, remission, remittal Related Words parole; acquittal, exculpation, exoneration, vindication; condonation; exemption, immunity, impunity, indemnity; commutation, commuting, reprieve; clemency, leniency, mercy Near Antonyms conviction, sentence; assessment, charge, fine, imposition, levying; castigation, chastening, chastisement, condemnation Antonyms penalty, punishment, retribution




pardon

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pardon

  1. 1 to cease to have feelings of anger or bitterness toward <he eventually pardoned his sister for interfering in his marriage> Synonyms forgiveRelated Words absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate; remit, shrive; condone, disregard, excuse, ignore, pass over, shrug off; discharge, liberate, redeem, release, unburdenNear Antonyms abhor, abominate, despise, detest, dislike, execrate, hate, loathe; avenge, redress, requite, retaliate, revenge; discipline, penalize, punishAntonyms resent

  2. 2 to dismiss as of little importance <I'm willing to pardon a little sloppiness of dress in such a kind and loving person> Synonyms blink (at), brush (aside or off), condone, discount, disregard, forgive, gloss (over), gloze (over), ignore, overlook, overpass, paper over, excuse, pass over, remit, shrug off, whitewash, wink (at)Related Words explain, justify, rationalize; absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate; waive, wave (aside or off)Near Antonyms heed, mark, mind, note, object (to)





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