Definition of Absolve in English :

Define Absolve in English

Absolve meaning in English

Meaning of Absolve in English

Pronunciation of Absolve in English

Absolve pronunciation in English

Pronounce Absolve in English


see synonyms of absolve

1. absolve, shrive

grant remission of a sin to

Example Sentences:
'The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Mary's'

2. absolve, free, justify

let off the hook

Example Sentences:
'I absolve you from this responsibility'

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see synonyms of absolve
verb (transitive)
1. (usually foll by from)
to release from blame, sin, punishment, obligation, or responsibility
to pronounce not guilty; acquit; pardon

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see synonyms of absolve
verb transitiveWord forms: abˈsolved or abˈsolving
to pronounce free from guilt or blame; acquit
to give religious absolution to
to remit (a sin)
to free (from a duty, promise, etc.)

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of absolve
tr.v. ab·solved, ab·solv·ing, ab·solves
1. To pronounce clear of guilt or blame.
2. To relieve of a requirement or obligation.
a. To grant a remission of sin to.
b. To pardon or remit (a sin).

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