forgive (someone) for (something)

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forgive (someone) for (something)

To absolve or pardon someone for a misdeed or slight. I don't think she'll ever be able to forgive Jack for cheating on her. Please forgive me, I have the worst memory—what's your name again?
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forgive someone for something

to pardon someone for something. Please forgive me for being late. He never forgave himself for harming her.
See also: forgive
References in classic literature ?
Mr Allworthy himself spoke to the captain in his brother's behalf, and desired to know what offence the doctor had committed; when the hard-hearted villain had the baseness to say that he should never forgive him for the injury which he had endeavoured to do him in his favour; which, he said, he had pumped out of him, and was such a cruelty that it ought not to be forgiven.
Washington, August 14 ( ANI ): Mel Gibson has revealed that he doesn't think Hollywood is ready to forgive him for various controversial incidents that he has been involved in, in the last few years.
Realizing that these people are now fellow Christians, Musekura decides to ask them to forgive him for the intense hatred toward their families he has carried for so many years.
Mrs Calway, of Heol Penlan, Whitchurch, Cardiff, said: 'We have not forgiven him and I never will forgive him for killing my son.