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.
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The narrator and other secondary characters struggle with survivor's guilt and what it means to forgive someone for a violent action.
"It's in our Catholic ethos that you have to be punished, that you cannot forgive someone for their sins....
You have to decide if you can forgive someone for something they've said or done, but rather than asking others if you should, why don't you try asking yourself?
Taurus April 21 - May 21 EITHER you forgive someone for a past wrongdoing or you don't but they need to know where they stand.
THE word "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" is hard to spell and you would forgive someone for putting a letter or two out of place.
She said: "The message we were trying to get across was whether people could forgive someone for drink driving and killing a family member.
'You can forgive someone for going off with another woman, but to discover your whole marriage has been a joke is very hard to take.
As former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott has also discovered, the American public might forgive a person for being stupid, but it will never forgive someone for being a loser.
You don't feel you can forgive someone for the hurt they caused you but this estrangement may not last as long as you think.
I just want to move on - but it is very hard to forgive someone for doing it."
You can only forgive someone for something they have done to you.
It's okay to forgive someone for telling a little white lie especially if they did this to try to protect you from getting hurt.