One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she would not forgive him for deceiving her’
pardon, excuse, exonerate, absolve, acquit, let off, grant an amnesty to, amnesty
make allowances for, stop feeling resentful towards, feel no resentment towards, stop feeling malice towards, feel no malice towards, harbour no grudge against, bury the hatchet with
let bygones be bygones
informal let someone off the hook, go easy on
blame, convict, resent
2‘you must forgive his rude conduct’
excuse, overlook, disregard, ignore, pass over, make allowances for, allow
condone, let go, let pass, sanction, turn a blind eye to, turn a deaf ear to, wink at, connive at, blink at, indulge, tolerate
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