verb (used with object), for·gave, for·giv·en, for·giv·ing.
verb (used without object), for·gave, for·giv·en, for·giv·ing.
Examples from the Web for forgiven
I hope I can be forgiven for finding this echo more than merely coincidental.
What on earth, one might have been forgiven for wondering, was she going to be reporting about?
After a stern media backlash, Dunham decided to pay her opening acts and, predictably, all was forgiven.
Pope Paul VI and the Church at that time could be forgiven for puritanical idealism.The Vatican's Same-Sex Synod: The Bishops Hear About Reality. Do They Listen?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Janay Rice says she has forgiven her husband and that we should all mind our own business.Harsh Truths About Domestic Violence: Why Voicing Terrible Experiences Can Help Others|Lizzie Crocker|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The priest, to whom she had confessed, could not be forgiven for having doubted whether she were a good Christian.The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)|Anatole France
Such an act of folly while the tender babe lay sick is not to be forgiven.Banked Fires|E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
The grip of the university upon the State may best be shown by statistics—if I may be forgiven the brief use of them.Abroad at Home|Julian Street
Had she broken down then, she would not have forgiven Royston to her dying day: she never did forgive the chaplain.Sword and Gown|George A. Lawrence
"I'd never, never, never have forgiven myself," Barbara was crying now.Keineth|Jane D. Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for forgiven
verb -gives, -giving, -gave or -given
Word Origin for forgive
Word Origin and History for forgiven
Old English forgiefan "give, grant, allow; forgive," also "to give up" and "to give in marriage;" from for- "completely" + giefan "give" (see give).
The modern sense of "to give up desire or power to punish" is from use of the compound as a Germanic loan-translation of Latin perdonare (cf. Old Saxon fargeban, Dutch vergeven, German vergeben, Gothic fragiban; see pardon). Related: Forgave; forgiven; forgiving.