pardon me

Definition of pardon me

  1. 1 —used as a polite way of starting to say something when one is interrupting someone, trying to get someone's attention, or disagreeing with someone Pardon me, but can I speak to you privately for a moment? Pardon me, (but) you dropped this envelope. Pardon me, but I believe you've made a mistake.

  2. 2 less commonly pardon —used as a polite apology for a minor fault or offense (such as laughing, coughing, or bumping into someone) Oh, pardon me. I didn't see you standing there. Pardon—I didn't mean to bump you.

  3. 3 less commonly pardon —used as a polite way of asking someone to repeat something spoken Pardon me? I didn't hear you. “Are you ready to go?” “Pardon?” “I asked if you were ready to go.”

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  indulgence

    :  the excusing of an offense without exacting a penalty

    :  a release from the legal penalties of an offense

  1. :  to absolve from the consequences of a fault or crime

    :  to allow (an offense) to pass without punishment :  forgive

    :  to relieve of a penalty improperly assessed

  1. : objective case ofi

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