Definitions for absolveæbˈzɒlv, -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"

  2. absolve, justify, free(verb)

    let off the hook

    "I absolve you from this responsibility"

Wiktionary

  1. absolve(Verb)

    To set free, release or discharge (from obligations, debts, responsibility etc.).

    You will absolve a subject from his allegiance.

  2. absolve(Verb)

    To pronounce free from or give absolution for a penalty, blame, or guilt.

  3. absolve(Verb)

    To pronounce free or give absolution from sin.

  4. absolve(Verb)

    To finish; to accomplish.

  5. absolve(Verb)

    To resolve or explain.

  6. Origin: First attested in the early 15th Century. From absolven, from absolvere, present active infinitive of absolvo, from ab + solvo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absolve(verb)

    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

  2. Absolve(verb)

    to free from a penalty; to pardon; to remit (a sin); -- said of the sin or guilt

  3. Absolve(verb)

    to finish; to accomplish

  4. Absolve(verb)

    to resolve or explain


Translations for absolve

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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