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par·don

 (pär′dn)
tr.v. par·doned, par·don·ing, par·dons
1. To release (a person) from punishment or disfavor for wrongdoing or a fault: a convicted criminal who was pardoned by the governor. See Synonyms at forgive.
2. To allow (an offense or fault) to pass without punishment or disfavor.
3. To make courteous allowance for; excuse: Pardon me, I'm in a hurry.
n.
1. The act of pardoning.
2. Law
a. Exemption of a convicted person from the penalties of an offense or crime by the power of the executor of the laws.
b. An official document or warrant declaring such an exemption.
3. Allowance or forgiveness for an offense or a discourtesy: begged the host's pardon for leaving early.
4. Roman Catholic Church An indulgence.

[Middle English pardonen, from Old French pardoner, from Vulgar Latin *perdōnāre, to give wholeheartedly : Latin per-, intensive pref.; see per- + Latin dōnāre, to present, forgive (from dōnum, gift; see dō- in Indo-European roots).]

par′don·a·ble adj.
par′don·a·bly adv.

pardon

(ˈpɑːdən)
vb (tr)
to excuse or forgive (a person) for (an offence, mistake, etc): to pardon someone; to pardon a fault.
n
1. forgiveness; allowance
2. (Law)
a. release from punishment for an offence
b. the warrant granting such release
3. (Roman Catholic Church) a Roman Catholic indulgence
sentence substitute
a. sorry; excuse me
b. what did you say?
[C13: from Old French, from Medieval Latin perdōnum, from perdōnāre to forgive freely, from Latin per (intensive) + dōnāre to grant]
ˈpardonable adj
ˈpardonably adv
ˈpardonless adj

par•don

(ˈpɑr dn)

n.
1. kind indulgence, as in forgiveness for an offense or in tolerance of an inconvenience: I beg your pardon.
2.
a. a legal release from the penalty of an offense, as by an official.
b. a document declaring such release.
3. forgiveness of an offense or offender.
4. Obs. a papal indulgence.
v.t.
5. to excuse or make courteous allowance for: Pardon me for interfering.
6. to release (a person) from liability for an offense.
7. to remit the penalty of (an offense).
interj.
8. (used with rising inflection when asking a speaker to repeat something.)
[1250–1300; < Old French pardon remission, indulgence, <pardoner < Medieval Latin perdōnāre to remit, forgive = Latin per- per- + dōnāre to give (see donate)]
par′don•a•ble, adj.
par′don•a•bly, adv.
syn: pardon, amnesty, reprieve refer to the remission or delay of a penalty or punishment for an offense; these terms do not imply absolution from guilt. A pardon is often granted by a government official; it releases the individual from any punishment due: The governor granted a pardon to the prisoner. amnesty is usu. a general pardon granted to a group of persons for offenses against a government; it often includes an assurance of no further prosecution: to grant amnesty to the rebels. A reprieve is a delay of impending punishment, usu. for a specific period of time or until a decision can be made as to the possibility of pardon or reduction of sentence: a last-minute reprieve, allowing the prisoner to file an appeal. See also excuse.

pardon

You can apologize to someone by saying 'I beg your pardon'.

'You're sitting in my seat.' – 'Oh, I beg your pardon.'

Some American speakers say 'Pardon me'.

'Pardon me!' said a man who had bumped into her.

British speakers sometimes say 'Pardon?' when they have not heard or understood what someone has said.

'His name is Hardeep.' – 'Pardon?' – 'I said, his name is Hardeep.'

pardon


Past participle: pardoned
Gerund: pardoning

Imperative
pardon
pardon
Present
I pardon
you pardon
he/she/it pardons
we pardon
you pardon
they pardon
Preterite
I pardoned
you pardoned
he/she/it pardoned
we pardoned
you pardoned
they pardoned
Present Continuous
I am pardoning
you are pardoning
he/she/it is pardoning
we are pardoning
you are pardoning
they are pardoning
Present Perfect
I have pardoned
you have pardoned
he/she/it has pardoned
we have pardoned
you have pardoned
they have pardoned
Past Continuous
I was pardoning
you were pardoning
he/she/it was pardoning
we were pardoning
you were pardoning
they were pardoning
Past Perfect
I had pardoned
you had pardoned
he/she/it had pardoned
we had pardoned
you had pardoned
they had pardoned
Future
I will pardon
you will pardon
he/she/it will pardon
we will pardon
you will pardon
they will pardon
Future Perfect
I will have pardoned
you will have pardoned
he/she/it will have pardoned
we will have pardoned
you will have pardoned
they will have pardoned
Future Continuous
I will be pardoning
you will be pardoning
he/she/it will be pardoning
we will be pardoning
you will be pardoning
they will be pardoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pardoning
you have been pardoning
he/she/it has been pardoning
we have been pardoning
you have been pardoning
they have been pardoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pardoning
you will have been pardoning
he/she/it will have been pardoning
we will have been pardoning
you will have been pardoning
they will have been pardoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pardoning
you had been pardoning
he/she/it had been pardoning
we had been pardoning
you had been pardoning
they had been pardoning
Conditional
I would pardon
you would pardon
he/she/it would pardon
we would pardon
you would pardon
they would pardon
Past Conditional
I would have pardoned
you would have pardoned
he/she/it would have pardoned
we would have pardoned
you would have pardoned
they would have pardoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pardon - the act of excusing a mistake or offensepardon - the act of excusing a mistake or offense
benignity, kindness - a kind act
condonation - a pardon by treating the offender as if the offense had not occurred
exculpation - the act of freeing from guilt or blame
2.pardon - a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
warrant - a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
3.pardon - the formal act of liberating someone
mercy, clemency, mercifulness - leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice; "he threw himself on the mercy of the court"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Verb1.pardon - accept an excuse for; "Please excuse my dirty hands"
forgive - stop blaming or grant forgiveness; "I forgave him his infidelity"; "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday"
2.pardon - grant a pardon to; "Ford pardoned Nixon"; "The Thanksgiving turkey was pardoned by the President"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
forgive - stop blaming or grant forgiveness; "I forgave him his infidelity"; "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday"
amnesty - grant a pardon to (a group of people)

pardon

verb
1. forgive, excuse Pardon me for asking, but what business is it of yours?
forgive condemn, censure, rebuke, castigate, admonish, chastise, chasten
2. acquit, free, release, liberate, reprieve, remit, amnesty, let off (informal), exonerate, absolve, exculpate Hundreds of political prisoners were pardoned and released.
acquit fine, discipline, punish, penalize, excoriate
noun
1. forgiveness, mercy, indulgence, absolution, grace He asked God's pardon for his sins.
forgiveness condemnation
2. acquittal, release, discharge, amnesty, reprieve, remission, exoneration They lobbied the government on his behalf and he was granted a pardon.
acquittal penalty, punishment, redress, retribution
Quotations
"God will pardon me. It is His trade" [Heinrich Heine on his deathbed]

pardon

verb
To grant forgiveness to or for:
noun
The act or an instance of forgiving:
Translations
عَفْوعَفْوٌعَفْو، سَماح، إطلاق سَراحعَفْواً، العَفْوعَفْواً؟
milostprosím?udělit milostodpuštěníprominout
benådningtilgivetilgivelseundskyldundskylde
anteeksiantoarmahdusarmahtaaanteeksi?
oprostite?pomilovanje
kegyelemmegkegyelmez
afsaka, fyrirgefaafsakaîu? ha?fyrirgefningnáîanáîunarbréf
何とおっしゃいましたか?許し
뭐라고 하셨죠?용서
atleiskiteatsiprašau!bausmės dovanojimasdovanokite!dovanoti bausmę
amnestija, apžēlošanaapžēlošana, piedošanaapžēlotkā, lūdzu?piedot, atvainot
odpustenie
oprostitevoprostitipomilostiti
hur sa?nåd
การให้อภัยโทษขอโทษ
Gì ạ?sự tha thứ

pardon

[ˈpɑːdn]
A. N
1.perdón m
to beg sb's pardonpedir perdón a algn
I do beg your pardon!¡perdone usted!, ¡disculpe! (esp LAm)
I beg your pardon, but could you ...?perdone or (esp LAm) disculpe la molestia, pero ¿podría usted ...?
(I beg your) pardon? (= what?) → ¿perdón?, ¿cómo?, ¿mande? (Mex)
2. (Jur) → indulto m
free pardonindulto m absoluto
general pardonamnistía f
B. VT
1. (= forgive) → perdonar, disculpar (esp LAm)
to pardon sb sthperdonar algo a algn
pardon me, but could you ...?perdone or (esp LAm) disculpe la molestia, pero ¿podría usted ...?
pardon me!¡perdone!, ¡ay, perdone!
pardon me? (US) → ¿perdón?, ¿cómo?, ¿mande? (Mex)
pardon my mentioning itsiento tener que decirlo, perdone que se lo diga
2. (Jur) → indultar

pardon

[ˈpɑːrdən]
n
(= forgiveness) → pardon m
I beg your pardon (apologizing)je vous demande pardon; (not hearing)je vous demande pardon
pardon? → pardon?
(LAW)grâce f
vt
(LAW)gracier
(= forgive) → pardonner à
to pardon sb for doing sth → pardonner à qn d'avoir fait qch
you could be pardoned for ...
You can be pardoned for thinking that the sun never shines in Glasgow → On peut être pardonné de penser que le soleil ne brille jamais à Glasgow.
pardon me! (mainly British) (apologizing)excusez-moi!; (attracting sb's attention)excusez-moi! (US) (= what did you say?) → pardon?

pardon

n
(Jur) → Begnadigung f; there will be no pardon for desertersfür Fahnenflüchtige gibt es keinen Pardon; to grant somebody a pardonjdn begnadigen; general pardonAmnestie f
to beg somebody’s pardonjdn um Verzeihung bitten; I beg your pardon, but could you …?verzeihen or entschuldigen Sie bitte, könnten Sie …?; I beg your pardon!erlauben Sie mal!, ich muss doch sehr bitten!; (beg) pardon? (Brit) I beg your pardon? (Brit) → bitte?, wie bitte?; I beg your pardon, beg pardon (apology) → verzeihen or entschuldigen Sie, Verzeihung, Entschuldigung; a thousand pardons!ich bitte tausendmal um Verzeihung or Entschuldigung!; we beg the reader’s pardon for …wir bitten den Leser für … um Nachsicht
vt
(Jur) → begnadigen
(= forgive)verzeihen, vergeben (sb jdm, sth etw); to pardon somebody somethingjdm etw verzeihen or vergeben; pardon me, but could you …?entschuldigen or verzeihen Sie bitte, könnten Sie …?; pardon me!Entschuldigung!, Verzeihung!; pardon me? (US) → bitte?, wie bitte?; pardon my mentioning itentschuldigen or verzeihen Sie bitte, dass ich das erwähne; pardon me for asking! (iro)entschuldige bitte, dass ich es gewagt habe zu fragen! (iro); pardon my French! (hum)wenn ich den Ausdruck mal benutzen darf

pardon

[ˈpɑːdn]
1. nperdono, scusa (Rel) → indulgenza (Law) → condono della pena, grazia
general pardon → amnistia
2. vt (forgive) → perdonare (Law) → graziare
to pardon sb for sth/doing sth → perdonare qc a qn/qn per aver fatto qc
3. excl (apologizing) → mi scusi!; (not hearing) → scusi?, come?, prego?
(I beg your) pardon? (Am) pardon me? → prego?

pardon

(ˈpaːdn) verb
1. to forgive. Pardon my asking, but can you help me?
2. to free (from prison, punishment etc). The king pardoned the prisoners.
noun
1. forgiveness. He prayed for pardon for his wickedness.
2. a (document) freeing from prison or punishment. He was granted a pardon.
interjection
used to indicate that one has not heard properly what was said. Pardon? Could you repeat that last sentence?
beg someone's pardon
to say one is sorry (usually for having offended someone else etc). I've come to beg (your) pardon for being so rude this morning.
I beg your pardon
I'm sorry. I beg your pardon – what did you say? I wasn't listening.
pardon me interjection
expressing a polite apology, especially for not agreeing with someone. Pardon me for interrupting you.

pardon

عَفْوٌ, عَفْواً؟ milost, prosím? benådning, undskyld Verzeihung, wie bitte? παρακαλώ;, συγχώρεση ¿cómo?, perdón anteeksi?, anteeksianto pardon, pardon ? oprostite?, pomilovanje perdono, scusi? 何とおっしゃいましたか?, 許し 뭐라고 하셨죠?, 용서 pardon, pardon? tilgivelse, unnskyld? przebaczenie, słucham? como disse?, indulto, perdão извинение, простите? hur sa?, nåd การให้อภัยโทษ, ขอโทษ bağışlama, pardon? Gì ạ?, sự tha thứ 对不起,请再说一遍, 赦免