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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.
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