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Synonyms for absolve
æbˈzɒlv, -ˈsɒlvab·solve

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Wiktionary

  1. absolveverb

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

    You will absolve a subject from his allegiance.

    Synonyms:
    free, excuse, release, exempt

  2. absolveverb

    To pronounce free or give absolution from sin.

    Synonyms:
    acquit, exonerate, pardon, remit, vindicate, exculpate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. absolve

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrive, absolveverb

    grant remission of a sin to

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

    Synonyms:
    shrive, justify, free

    Antonyms:
    fault, blame

  2. absolve, justify, freeverb

    let off the hook

    "I absolve you from this responsibility"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    fault, blame

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. absolveverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. absolveverb

    Synonyms:
    release, remit, pardon, exonerate, acquit, exculpate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "absolve":

    acquit, exonerate, exempt, relieve

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How to use absolve in a sentence?

  1. Mike Pompeo:

    This was an Iranian attack, it's not the case that you can subcontract out the devastation of five percent of the world's global energy supply and think that you can absolve yourself of responsibilities.

  2. 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.

  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. Lama Fakih:

    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.

  5. 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.


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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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