can be forgiven

Definition of can be forgiven

  1. —used to say that what a person does or feels is understandable or that a person should not be blamed for doing or feeling something <He can be forgiven for feeling this way after all he's been through.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  know, understand

    :  to be able to do, make, or accomplish

    :  to have knowledge or skill

  1. :  a usually cylindrical receptacle:

    :  a vessel for holding liquids

    :  a drinking vessel

  1. :  to put in a can :  preserve by sealing in airtight cans or jars

    :  to hit (a golf shot) into the cup

    :  to hit (a shot) in basketball

  1. : canceled; cancellation

    : cannon

    : canto

forgiveplay forgiven
  1. :  to give up resentment of or claim to requital (see requital 1) for

    :  to grant relief from payment of

    :  to cease to feel resentment against (an offender) :  pardon


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