Verbal Ability - Selecting Words - Discussion

Discussion :: Selecting Words - Section 1 (Q.No.151)

Pick out the most effective word(s) from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.


The king ...... the rebel.

[A]. excused
[B]. forgave
[C]. pardoned
[D]. none of these

Answer: Option C


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Sana said: (Dec 12, 2010)  
what is the difference between the two term.
i think nothing so i wanna know why you are giving priority to pardoned?

Nakool said: (Jul 8, 2013)  
Forgive implies personal relationships or debts.

Pardon implies a government agency and incarceration, but is has a social use:

Forgive to me implies when someone has done something to you and you erase it from the story of your relationship with them - if that makes sense. Pardon has a slightly more formal resonance to me - as when a government gives a pardon for a crime, in other words erases it from the formal/legal record. But really they are very close. Unless the question was about something like "I beg your pardon" versus "forgive me". The first can mean - please repeat what you just said, and the second means - please accept my apology for what I just said or did.

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