(noun, verb, interjection)


1. Often used when someone does not understand what another person says.

- Pardon?, What did you say?, Can you say that again?


1. the act of excusing a mistake or offense

Similar word(s): forgiveness

Definition categories: act, benignity, kindness

2. a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense

Similar word(s): amnesty

Definition categories: communication, warrant

3. the formal act of liberating someone

Similar word(s): amnesty

Definition categories: act, clemency, mercifulness, mercy


1. accept an excuse for

Similar word(s): excuse

Definition categories: communication, forgive

2. grant a pardon to

- Ford pardoned Nixon

- The Thanksgiving turkey was pardoned by the President

Definition categories: communication, forgive