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Absolve - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Absolve' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Absolve [ v. t.]
- To set free, or release, as from some obligation, debt, or responsibility, or from the consequences of guilt or such ties as it would be sin or guilt to violate; to pronounce free; as, to absolve a subject from his allegiance; to absolve an offender, which amounts to an acquittal and remission of his punishment.
- To free from a penalty; to pardon; to remit (a sin); -- said of the sin or guilt.
- To finish; to accomplish.
- To resolve or explain.

Meaning of 'Absolve' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . absolve [ v]
Meaning (1):
- let off the hook
Example in sentence:
  • I absolve you from this responsibility
Meaning (2):
- grant remission of a sin to
Example in sentence:
  • The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Marys