grant remission of a sin to
"The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Mary's"
absolve, justify, free(verb)
let off the hook
"I absolve you from this responsibility"
justify, unloose, relieve, apologise, unloosen, unblock, unfreeze, liberate, rationalize, excuse, vindicate, warrant, discharge, release, give up, apologize, rationalise, loose, disembarrass, resign, dislodge, shrive, relinquish, disengage, rid, exempt, free
To set free, release or discharge (from obligations, debts, responsibility etc.).
You will absolve a subject from his allegiance.
To pronounce free or give absolution from sin.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To absolve, in the strict sense, is to set free from any bond. One may be absolved from a promise by a breach of faith on the part of one to whom the promise was made. To absolve from sins is formally to remit their condemnation and penalty, regarded as a bond upon the soul. "Almighty God ... pardoneth and absolveth all those who truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel." Book of Common Prayer, Declar. of Absol. To acquit of sin or crime is to free from the accusation of it, pronouncing one guiltless; the innocent are rightfully acquitted; the guilty may be mercifully absolved. Compare PARDON.
One is absolved from (rarely of) a promise, a sin, etc.
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How to use absolve in a sentence?
The true fanatic is a theocrat, someone who sees himself as acting on behalf of some super personal force the Race, the Party, History, the proletariat, the Poor, and so on. These absolve him from evil, hence he may safely do anything in their service.
Taking a dip in any water can only clean the body externally but could never cleanse the soul internally to absolve a person of own committed sin to the people.
The use of violence by some protesters does not absolve the security forces from blame over targeting of the overwhelmingly peaceful protest movement more broadly.
These convictions... close a chapter in Rikers Island’s sad, brutal history, they send a clear message that a uniform and a badge do not absolve anyone from committing a crime, and that even an inmate deserves to be treated like a human being.
Having been maligned, I now stand with my family and friends knowing that due process worked. While this may finally have made this case right for me, it does not absolve those who should have truly been held accountable.
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- опрощавам, освобождавам, оправдавамBulgarian
- freisprechen, absolvieren, entbinden, lossprechenGerman
- συγχωρώ, απαλλάσωGreek
- exculpar, exonerar, absolverSpanish
- آمرزیدن, معاف کردن, عفو کردنPersian
- selittää, vapauttaa, [[antaa]] [[synninpäästö]], armahtaa, suorittaa, [[todeta]] [[syyttömäksi]], ratkaista, antaa anteeksi, [[vapauttaa]] [[syytöksistä]]Finnish
- vergeven, uitleggen, ontheffen, afwerken, kwijtschelden, vrijspreken, beëindigenDutch
- frikjenne, tilgiNorwegian
- absolver, acabar, resolver, eximir, solucionar, exonerar, redimir, terminarPortuguese
- отпускать, прощатьRussian
- frikänna, fritaga, absolution, frita, frikalla, lösa, avlösaSwedish
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