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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 of pardon absolution, amnesty, forgiveness, remission, remittal Words Related to pardon parole; acquittal, exculpation, exoneration, vindication; condonation; exemption, immunity, impunity, indemnity; commutation, commuting, reprieve; clemency, leniency, mercy Near Antonyms of pardon conviction, sentence; assessment, charge, fine, imposition, levying; castigation, chastening, chastisement, condemnation Antonyms of pardon 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 of pardon forgiveWords Related to pardon absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate; remit, shrive; condone, disregard, excuse, ignore, pass over, shrug off; discharge, liberate, redeem, release, unburdenNear Antonyms of pardon abhor, abominate, despise, detest, dislike, execrate, hate, loathe; avenge, redress, requite, retaliate, revenge; discipline, penalize, punishAntonyms of pardon 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 of pardon 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)Words Related to pardon explain, justify, rationalize; absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate; waive, wave (aside or off)Near Antonyms of pardon heed, mark, mind, note, object (to)

Synonym Discussion of pardon

excuse, condone, pardon, forgive mean to exact neither punishment nor redress. excuse may refer to specific acts especially in social or conventional situations or the person responsible for these.
    • excuse an interruption
    • excused them for interrupting
Often the term implies extenuating circumstances.
    • injustice excuses strong responses
condone implies that one overlooks without censure behavior (such as dishonesty or violence) that involves a serious breach of a moral, ethical, or legal code, and the term may refer to the behavior or to the agent responsible for it.
    • a society that condones alcohol but not narcotics
pardon implies that one remits a penalty due for an admitted or established offense.
    • pardon a criminal
forgive implies that one gives up all claim to requital and to resentment or vengeful feelings.
    • could not forgive their rudeness


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