What are some alternative words for absolve?

Synonyms for absolve
æbˈzɒlv, -ˈsɒlv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrive, absolve(verb)

    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, free(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. absolve(verb)

    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. absolve(verb)

    To pronounce free or give absolution from sin.

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. absolve(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. absolve(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    acquit, exonerate, exempt, relieve

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How to use absolve in a sentence?

  1. Lord Billingsley:

    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.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Bridget Anne Kelly:

    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.


Translations for absolve

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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
  • absoudreFrench
  • feloldozHungarian
  • assolvereItalian
  • 解放Japanese
  • absolvōLatin
  • vergeven, uitleggen, ontheffen, afwerken, kwijtschelden, vrijspreken, beëindigenDutch
  • frikjenne, tilgiNorwegian
  • absolver, acabar, resolver, eximir, solucionar, exonerar, redimir, terminarPortuguese
  • ch'uyanchayQuechua
  • отпускать, прощатьRussian
  • frikänna, fritaga, absolution, frita, frikalla, lösa, avlösaSwedish

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