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ab·solve

 (əb-zŏlv′, -sŏlv′)
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.
3.
a. To grant a remission of sin to.
b. To pardon or remit (a sin).

[Middle English absolven, from Latin absolvere; see absolute.]

ab·solv′a·ble adj.
ab·solv′er n.

absolve

(əbˈzɒlv)
vb (tr)
1. (usually foll by from) to release from blame, sin, punishment, obligation, or responsibility
2. to pronounce not guilty; acquit; pardon
[C15: from Latin absolvere to free from, from ab-1 + solvere to make loose]
abˈsolvable adj
abˈsolver n

ab•solve

(æbˈzɒlv, -ˈsɒlv)

v.t. -solved, -solv•ing.
1. to free from guilt or blame or their consequences.
2. to set free or release from some duty, obligation, or responsibility (usu. fol. by from).
3. to grant pardon for; excuse.
4.
a. to grant or pronounce remission of sins to.
b. to remit (a sin) by absolution.
[1525–35; < Latin absolvere to release =ab- ab- + solvere to loosen; see solve]
ab•solv′a•ble, adj.
ab•sol′vent, adj., n.
ab•solv′er, n.
syn: absolve, acquit, exonerate all mean to free from blame. absolve is a general word for this idea. To acquit is to release from a specific and usu. formal accusation: The court must acquit the accused if there is insufficient evidence of guilt. To exonerate is to consider a person clear of blame for an act (even when the act is admitted), or to justify the person for having done it: to be exonerated for a crime committed in self-defense.

absolve


Past participle: absolved
Gerund: absolving

Imperative
absolve
absolve
Present
I absolve
you absolve
he/she/it absolves
we absolve
you absolve
they absolve
Preterite
I absolved
you absolved
he/she/it absolved
we absolved
you absolved
they absolved
Present Continuous
I am absolving
you are absolving
he/she/it is absolving
we are absolving
you are absolving
they are absolving
Present Perfect
I have absolved
you have absolved
he/she/it has absolved
we have absolved
you have absolved
they have absolved
Past Continuous
I was absolving
you were absolving
he/she/it was absolving
we were absolving
you were absolving
they were absolving
Past Perfect
I had absolved
you had absolved
he/she/it had absolved
we had absolved
you had absolved
they had absolved
Future
I will absolve
you will absolve
he/she/it will absolve
we will absolve
you will absolve
they will absolve
Future Perfect
I will have absolved
you will have absolved
he/she/it will have absolved
we will have absolved
you will have absolved
they will have absolved
Future Continuous
I will be absolving
you will be absolving
he/she/it will be absolving
we will be absolving
you will be absolving
they will be absolving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been absolving
you have been absolving
he/she/it has been absolving
we have been absolving
you have been absolving
they have been absolving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been absolving
you will have been absolving
he/she/it will have been absolving
we will have been absolving
you will have been absolving
they will have been absolving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been absolving
you had been absolving
he/she/it had been absolving
we had been absolving
you had been absolving
they had been absolving
Conditional
I would absolve
you would absolve
he/she/it would absolve
we would absolve
you would absolve
they would absolve
Past Conditional
I would have absolved
you would have absolved
he/she/it would have absolved
we would have absolved
you would have absolved
they would have absolved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.absolve - grant remission of a sin toabsolve - grant remission of a sin to; "The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Mary's"
forgive - stop blaming or grant forgiveness; "I forgave him his infidelity"; "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday"
2.absolve - let off the hookabsolve - let off the hook; "I absolve you from this responsibility"
let off, excuse, exempt, relieve - grant exemption or release to; "Please excuse me from this class"
wash one's hands - to absolve oneself of responsibility or future blame; "I wash my hands of this"
forgive - stop blaming or grant forgiveness; "I forgave him his infidelity"; "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday"
blame, fault - put or pin the blame on

absolve

absolve

verb
1. To free from a charge or imputation of guilt:
Law: acquit, purge.
2. To free from an obligation or duty:
Translations
يُـحِل مِن، يُبَرِّئ مِن
zprostit
frikendeløse
vapauttaa
leysa undan ; sÿkna
atleidimasatleistidovanoti
atbrīvotattaisnotpiedot
frikänna

absolve

[əbˈzɒlv] VT (= free) → absolver (from de)

absolve

[æbˈzɒlv] vt (= excuse) [+ person] (from wrongdoing)absoudre
to absolve sb of sth, to absolve sb from sth [+ responsibility] → absoudre qn de qch; [+ blame, sin] → absoudre qn de qch; [+ promise] → délier qn de qch
to absolve o.s. of sth, to absolve o.s. from sth [+ wrongdoing, responsibility, blame] → s'absoudre de qch

absolve

vt person (from responsibility) → entlassen (from aus); (from sins) → lossprechen (from von); (from blame) → freisprechen (from von); (from vow, oath etc) → entbinden (→ from von, +gen)

absolve

[əbˈzɒlv] vt to absolve sb (from or of) (sin) → assolvere qn (da)
to absolve sb from (oath) → sciogliere qn da (obligation) → liberare qn da

absolve

(əbˈzolv) verb
to make free or release (from a promise, duty or blame). He was absolved of all blame.
absolution (ӕbsəˈluːʃən) noun
forgiveness, especially of sins. The priest granted the man absolution.
References in classic literature ?
He "had" me indeed, and in a cleft stick; for who would ever absolve me, who would consent that I should go unhung, if, by the faintest tremor of an overture, I were the first to introduce into our perfect intercourse an element so dire?
She read me what she had written, and it was direct and clear, and evidently intended to absolve me from any suspicion of profiting by the receipt of the money.
His crime makes guiltie all his Sons, thy merit Imputed shall absolve them who renounce Thir own both righteous and unrighteous deeds, And live in thee transplanted, and from thee Receive new life.
But you absolve me from all other sins, why not from that?
But then, again, my exasperating insight into Alfred's self- complacent soul, his freedom from all the doubts and fears, the unsatisfied yearnings, the exquisite tortures of sensitiveness, that had made the web of my life, seemed to absolve me from all bonds towards him.
We have been boys together -- schoolfellows -- And now are friends -- yet shall not be so long -- For in the eternal city thou shalt do me A kind and gentle office, and a Power -- A Power august, benignant and supreme -- Shall then absolve thee of all further duties Unto thy friend.
Whilst we absolve the association from dishonesty, we cannot extend the same charity to their leaders.
Yes, Father," laughed the great fellow, "for the sake of Holy Church I did indeed confiscate that temptation completely, and if you must needs have proof in order to absolve me from my sins, come with me now and you shall sample the excellent discrimination which the Bishop of Norwich displays in the selection of his temptations.
Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world.
Well, sir," answered Benjamin, "I am that Partridge; but I here absolve you from all filial duty, for I do assure you, you are no son of mine.
It is I that absolve you from an engagement which is impossible in our present misery.
Wine in, wit out, she repeated to herself; but the phrase could not absolve the man who had slept by her side, and to whom she had consecrated herself.