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forgive and forget

Both pardon and hold no resentment concerning a past event. For example, After Meg and Mary decided to forgive and forget their differences, they became good friends. This phrase dates from the 1300s and was a proverb by the mid-1500s. For a synonym, see let bygones be bygones.

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Related Words for forgive and forget

accommodate, atone, balance, compose, conciliate, counterbalance, counterpoise, mend, offset, outweigh, pacify, recompense, redeem, redress, requite, settle, countervail

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