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verb [transitive] pardon pronunciation in American English /ˈpɑrd(ə)n/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepardoning
past tensepardoned
past participlepardoned
  1. 1
    to officially forgive someone for committing a crime and free them from prison
  2. 2
    to forgive someone for doing or saying something bad or unpleasant

    Please pardon the mess in the back room.



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