pardon (one) for (something)

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pardon (one) for (something)

1. To forgive or excuse one for committing some crime, wrong, or faux pas. I know that Mr. Reginald will be willing to pardon you for your theft if you return the stolen goods at once and offer a sincere, heartfelt apology. Can you ever pardon me for behaving so boorishly?
2. To issue a formal pardon that overturns one's conviction and releases one from prison. The governor pardoned several people for their wrongful convictions.
3. An angry, exasperated response to a criticism or rebuke that one feels is unwarranted or unjustified. (Any gerund verb that approximately means "living" can be used after "for.") A: "Would you please just sit down and stop trying to help? You're only getting in my way!" B: "Well, pardon me for breathing!" Pardon me for living—I was just suggesting you ask for directions!
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pardon someone for something

 
1. to excuse someone for doing something. Will you please pardon me for what I did? I can't pardon her for that.
2. to excuse and release a convicted criminal. The governor pardoned Max for his crime. The governor did not pardon any drug dealers for their crimes.
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While expatriate prisoners who have completed their prison terms or have been pardoned, but cannot be released in case of non-payment of fines, can be pardoned for fines not exceeding SR500,000, the report added.
In the meantime, speculations have started circulating that former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski could also be pardoned for cases in which he had been indicted by the Special Prosecutor's Office.
(18) In addition to enumerating the grounds of deportation, the 1917 Act provided a provision that waived the deportation of individuals who had been pardoned for the deportable offense.
United States, (33) the Court analyzed whether an individual who was pardoned for the offense of treason was able to recover the proceeds from the sale of his confiscated property as a result of the conviction.
[section] 1227(a)(2)(A)(vi) (2013) (describing waiver of removability if alien has been pardoned for criminal conviction).
Seventy-three-year-old Lewis Ray Howell, who lives in Florida now, was pardoned for a theft he committed in 1955 at the age of 18.