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Absolve

Ab`solve´   Pronunciation: #; 277
v. t.1.To set free, or release, as from some obligation, debt, or responsibility, or from the consequences of guilt or such ties as it would be sin or guilt to violate; to pronounce free; as, to absolve a subject from his allegiance; to absolve an offender, which amounts to an acquittal and remission of his punishment.
[imp. & p. p. Absolved ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Absolving.]
Halifax was absolved by a majority of fourteen.
- Macaulay.
2.To free from a penalty; to pardon; to remit (a sin); - said of the sin or guilt.
In his name I absolve your perjury.
- Gibbon.
3.To finish; to accomplish.
The work begun, how soon absolved.
- Milton.
4.To resolve or explain.
Verb1.absolve - grant remission of a sin to; "The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Mary's"
2.absolve - let off the hook; "I absolve you from this responsibility"
Synonyms: justify, free
Antonyms:
blame, fault - put or pin the blame on
administer absolution, administer extreme unction, amnesty, cancel, confess, declare a moratorium, decontaminate, destigmatize, dismiss, dispense, dispense from, dispense with, except, exculpate, excuse, exempt, exempt from, free, give absolution, give dispensation from, grant amnesty to, grant forgiveness, grant immunity, grant remission, hear confession, justify, let go, let off, make confession, nonpros, nullify, obliterate, purge, quash the charge, receive absolution, release, relieve, remise, remit, save the necessity, set free, shrive, spare, vindicate, whitewash, wipe out, withdraw the charge, write off
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