What is the difference between accepting and forgiving?

The major difference between forgiving and acceptance is that forgiving always and without exception is a merciful response toward other people who behaved badly (and its highest form is loving the other) while acceptance can occur when there is no injustice from other people and can include refraining from the negative without a response of love.  I have a blog essay on this website from 2018 that gives further details of this difference between acceptance and forgiveness here:

What Is the Difference Between Acceptance and Forgiveness?

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