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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

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. to grant or pronounce remission of sins to. to remit (a sin) by absolution.

    Category: Religion

* 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.

Origin of absolve:

1525–35; < L absolvere to release =ab-ab - +solvere to loosen; see solve


Princeton's WordNet

  1. absolver(noun)

    someone who grants absolution


  1. absolver(Noun)

    Agent noun of absolve; one who absolves.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absolver(noun)

    one who absolves

Translations for absolver

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(often with of ) to prove the innocence of; to declare to be innocent

He was cleared of all charges.

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