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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I forgive you all for the lies you tellfor all the events I had to attend with half an outfit because of your lies and ability to ignore deadlinesAs for the fundi wa mbao, I forgive you for stealing my deposit and also for the late delivery of the wrong furniture.
Watchmen; askaris/soldiers: I forgive you for treating me like st every time I left my ID card and you decided I will miss my appointment with my date because you're the masterI also forgive all watchmen/soldiers for snitching on me to my many girlfriendsYes, you thought I didn't know.
I forgive you for always giving me water bills yet I know we have a borehole in our complex.
I forgive you for never paying any bill but always 'kudandia' drinks za watu kwa clubI know you don't know me or care for me but you pretend we are BFFs when the bottles are coming.
You can say, "I am willing to forgive you for stealing my pen, and after you give me my pen back, I shall forgive you." This is the most familiar pattern of forgiveness.