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pardon  /prdn/  v. [T] to forgive s.o.: He asked me to pardon him for being late for the meeting.
n. [C;U] 1 an act of forgiving s.o. and excusing him or her from punishment: The governor granted the thief a pardon, and he was released from prison. 2 pardon me or I beg your pardon: a polite way of saying I am sorry. Please excuse me: When the waiter bumped into our table, he cried out Oh! pardon me, madam! pardon

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