pardon

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pardon is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
pardon

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈpɑrdən/
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Interjection[change]

Interjection
pardon

  1. You use pardon to show that you didn't hear or understand someone.
    "Could you close the door, please?" "Pardon!" "Close the door, please."
  2. You use pardon when you have made a rude sound like a burp.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
pardon

Third-person singular
pardons

Past tense
pardoned

Past participle
pardoned

Present participle
pardoning

  1. If a government pardons somebody who is guilty of a crime, it allows them to live as though they had not committed the crime.
    The Ethiopian government has pardoned twenty five prisoners who were found guilty in connection to the unrest that rocked the nation.
  2. When you pardon someone, you forgive them.
    I hope he'll pardon me for what I did to him.

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Noun[change]

Singular
pardon

Plural
pardons

  1. You say pardon me or I beg your pardon when you didn't hear someone, when you accidentally tough someone, when you want someone's attention, or when you'd like someone to move.
  2. (countable) A pardon is given when someone is forgiven.
    The soldier was given a pardon for all the acts he had committed while fighting in the war.