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Synonyms for absolve
æbˈzɒlv, -ˈsɒlvab·solve

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Wiktionary1.7 / 3 votes

  1. absolveverb

    To set free, release or discharge (from obligations, debts, responsibility etc.).

    You will absolve a subject from his allegiance.

    free, excuse, release, exempt

  2. absolveverb

    To pronounce free or give absolution from sin.

    acquit, exonerate, pardon, remit, vindicate, exculpate

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. absolve

    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.

    acquit, clear, discharge, exculpate, exempt, exonerate, forgive, free, liberate, pardon, pardon, release, set free

    accuse, bind, charge, compel, condemn, convict, impeach, inculpate, obligate, oblige

    One is absolved from (rarely of) a promise, a sin, etc.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 2 votes

  1. absolve

    acquit, release, exonerate, liberate, exempt, discharge, exculpate, pardon, forgive, free, clear

    charge, accuse, compel, bind, obligate, convict, condemn, inculpate, impeach, oblige

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. shrive, absolveverb

    grant remission of a sin to

    "The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Mary's"

    shrive, justify, free

    fault, blame

  2. absolve, justify, freeverb

    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

    fault, blame

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. absolveverb

    acquit, clear, release, liberate, free, discharge, loose, deliver, exculpate, exonerate, excuse, forgive, pardon, JUSTIFY, set free

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. absolveverb

    release, remit, pardon, exonerate, acquit, exculpate

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "absolve":

    acquit, exonerate, exempt, relieve

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  1. District Attorney Darcel Clark:

    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.

  2. Neda Sharghi:

    Regardless of how positive this action is, it does not absolve the president for refusing to meet with the families of the three Americans being held in Iran – collectively for a total of 18 years. We continue to plead with the White House to let us meet with our president.

  3. Saeb Erekat:

    It is a sad day in history when the leader of the Israeli government hates his neighbor so much that he is willing to absolve the most notorious war criminal in history, Adolf Hitler, of the murder of six million Jews, benzion Netanyahu should stop using this human tragedy to score points for Benzion Netanyahu political end.

  4. Philip Luther:

    The fact that Palestinian armed groups appear to have carried out war crimes by firing indiscriminate rockets and mortars does not absolve the Israeli forces from their obligations under international humanitarian law.

  5. Tom Jones:

    The fact that Dave Chipman has resolved complaints of discrimination in some kind of settlement in a closed-door room doesn't absolve him of behaving inappropriately, it means the accuser didn’t want to spend months, if not years, literally and figuratively litigating this issue.

Translations for absolve

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  • оправдавам, освобождавам, опрощавамBulgarian
  • lossprechen, entbinden, freisprechen, absolvierenGerman
  • απαλλάσω, συγχωρώGreek
  • exonerar, absolver, exculparSpanish
  • معاف کردن, آمرزیدن, عفو کردنPersian
  • [[todeta]] [[syyttömäksi]], ratkaista, suorittaa, armahtaa, selittää, vapauttaa, [[antaa]] [[synninpäästö]], [[vapauttaa]] [[syytöksistä]], antaa anteeksiFinnish
  • absoudreFrench
  • feloldozHungarian
  • assolvereItalian
  • 解放Japanese
  • absolvōLatin
  • uitleggen, vergeven, ontheffen, kwijtschelden, afwerken, vrijspreken, beëindigenDutch
  • frikjenne, tilgiNorwegian
  • absolver, redimir, exonerar, terminar, solucionar, eximir, resolver, acabarPortuguese
  • ch'uyanchayQuechua
  • прощать, отпускатьRussian
  • frikalla, frita, absolution, lösa, avlösa, fritaga, frikännaSwedish
  • tha choVietnamese

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