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PARDON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pardon mean? 

PARDON (noun)
  The noun PARDON has 3 senses:

1. the act of excusing a mistake or offense
2. a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
3. the formal act of liberating someone

  Familiarity information: PARDON used as a noun is uncommon.


PARDON (verb)
  The verb PARDON has 2 senses:

1. accept an excuse for
2. grant a pardon to

  Familiarity information: PARDON used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PARDON (noun)


Sense 1pardon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of excusing a mistake or offense

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

pardon; forgiveness

Hypernyms ("pardon" is a kind of...):

benignity; kindness (a kind act)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pardon"):

condonation (a pardon by treating the offender as if the offense had not occurred)

exculpation (the act of freeing from guilt or blame)


Sense 2pardon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A warrant granting release from punishment for an offense

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

pardon; amnesty

Hypernyms ("pardon" is a kind of...):

warrant (a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 3pardon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The formal act of liberating someone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

free pardon; amnesty; pardon

Hypernyms ("pardon" is a kind of...):

clemency; mercifulness; mercy (leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


PARDON (verb)


Sense 1pardon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Accept an excuse for

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

excuse; pardon

Context example:

Please excuse my dirty hands

Hypernyms (to "pardon" is one way to...):

forgive (stop blaming or grant forgiveness)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2pardon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Grant a pardon to

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context examples:

Ford pardoned Nixon / The Thanksgiving turkey was pardoned by the President

Hypernyms (to "pardon" is one way to...):

forgive (stop blaming or grant forgiveness)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pardon"):

amnesty (grant a pardon to (a group of people))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody something


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