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?
See also: forgive

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 ?
Forgive us for Christ's sake, eh?" said the peasants, smiling joyfully at him.
Heaven help our poor old Hepzibah, and forgive us for taking a ludicrous view of her position!
But forgive us for taking what he said with a pinch of salt as talk by Government ministers of pouring cash into this region is something we have heard countless times down the years, only for what actually transpires to be a bit of a damp squib - or worse.
Our columnist and top cat woman Polly Hudson would never forgive us for concentrating on mutts but trust us there are some grr-eat deals as well as stacks of savings on cat food like Felix As Good As It Looks Doubly Delicious or Senior (12x100g) down from PS4.49 to PS3.25.
[Our beloved country, please forgive us for our crooked thinking, for the hand that smells of gunpower, a mind that is as cold as a gun.
So forgive us for not being superexcited at the sight of Zlatan Ibrahimovic rocking up at Old Trafford.
Therefore we, as followers of Christ and the children of the Holy Land, look to redress injustice rather than avenge it.Our apologies to the baby Christ: Forgive us our shortcomings since we are not able to learn the lessons of the past; forgive us for not being able to shun violence; forgive us for the sins committed in the name of religion; forgive us for not honoring the message of peace and justice that you carried into the world when you were born.Are you not the person who made Nazareth Declaration, saying that "whatever you do for the least of my brothers and sisters you are doing it to me"?
Do forgive us for our reticence in turning cartwheels
Forgive us for pushing the limits a bit over previous editions in the "What's New" section, but the two-month hiatus resulted in no shortage of important developments to share with you.
Then you must try to forgive us for every male has a softness inside
He will forgive us for saying so but Jasper Carrott is not what you would call a 'looker'.
"We have asked God to forgive us for the times our actions have caused people to turn away from church.
Pray for Dan to see the light and forgive us for the trespass of comedy.
May God forgive us for having so often tried to do without him."
Forgive us for being legalistic (we are, after all, lawyers), but in an administrative law context, a "rule" does not include a revenue "ruling," precisely because the latter is not subject to the APA's notice, comment, and publication safeguards.