pardon

par|don1 [ `pardn ] verb transitive
to officially forgive someone for committing a crime and free them from prison
a. to forgive someone for doing or saying something bad or unpleasant:
Please pardon the mess in the back room.
if you'll pardon the expression SPOKEN
used when you are worried that something you have said might offend someone
pardon me
1. ) AMERICAN SPOKEN used for politely asking someone to repeat something
2. ) AMERICAN SPOKEN used when you want to pass someone in a small space
3. ) SPOKEN used for saying sorry when you do something rude, for example interrupt someone or make a rude noise with your body
4. ) SPOKEN used for politely disagreeing with what someone has said:
Pardon me, but those numbers aren't right.
pardon me for (doing) something SPOKEN
used for saying sorry for doing or saying something that you think might offend people:
Pardon me for interrupting, but there's a phone call for you.
Pardon me for saying so, but isn't he a little old for her?
pardon
par|don 2 [ `pardn ] noun count
an official decision to forgive someone for committing a crime and to free them from prison
a. a document showing that this decision has been made
=> BEG
pardon
par|don 3 [ `pardn ] interjection SPOKEN
1. ) used for politely asking someone to repeat something you did not hear or did not understand
2. ) used for saying sorry when you make a rude noise with your body
a ) used for saying sorry when you interrupt someone speaking
3. ) used when you want to pass someone in a small space

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

Synonyms:
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  • Pardon me — Pardon Par don, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pardoned} (p[aum]r d nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Pardoning}.] [Either fr. pardon, n., or from F. pardonner, LL. perdonare; L. per through, thoroughly, perfectly + donare to give, to present. See {Par }, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pardon — Par don (p[aum]r d n), n. [F., fr. pardonner to pardon. See {Pardon}, v. t.] 1. The act of pardoning; forgiveness, as of an offender, or of an offense; release from penalty; remission of punishment; absolution. [1913 Webster] Pardon, my lord, for …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • pardon# — pardon n Pardon, amnesty, absolution in their legal and ecclesiastical senses mean a remission of penalty or punishment. Pardon, which is the comprehensive term, is often ambiguous; it denotes a release not from guilt but from the penalty imposed …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Pardon Me — Single par Incubus extrait de l’album Make Yourself Sortie 22 février 2000 Enregistrement Mai juin 1999 Los Angeles (Californie) Durée 3:44 Genre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pardon — Smn erw. obs. (15. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. pardon m., einer postverbalen Ableitung von frz. pardonner verzeihen , dieses aus spl. perdonare vergeben (eigentlich gänzlich schenken ), zu l. dōnāre geben, schenken und l. per , zu l. dōnum …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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