What does absolve mean?

Definitions for absolve
æbˈzɒlv, -ˈsɒlvab·solve

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrive, absolveverb

    grant remission of a sin to

    "The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Mary's"

  2. absolve, justify, freeverb

    let off the hook

    "I absolve you from this responsibility"

Wiktionary

  1. absolveverb

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

    You will absolve a subject from his allegiance.

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

  2. absolveverb

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

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

  3. absolveverb

    To pronounce free or give absolution from sin.

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

  4. absolveverb

    To finish; to accomplish.

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

  5. absolveverb

    To resolve or explain.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absolveverb

    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. Absolveverb

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

  3. Absolveverb

    to finish; to accomplish

  4. Absolveverb

    to resolve or explain

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Absolve

    ab-zolv′, v.t. to loose or set free: to pardon: to acquit: to discharge (with from).—ns. Absolv′er, one who gives absolution or acquits; Absolv′itor, a decision favourable to a defender.—v.t. Assoil′zie, in Scots law, to absolve the accused on the grounds that the evidence disproves or does not establish the charge. [L. ab, from, solvĕre, solutum, to loose. See Solve.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of absolve in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of absolve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of absolve in a Sentence

  1. Mike Pompeo:

    This was an Iranian attack, it's not the case that you can subcontract out the devastation of five percent of the world's global energy supply and think that you can absolve yourself of responsibilities.

  2. Justice Anthony Kennedy:

    The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is besides the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech.

  3. Tom Jones:

    The fact that Dave Chipman has resolved complaints of discrimination in some kind of settlement in a closed-door room doesn't absolve him of behaving inappropriately, it means the accuser didn’t want to spend months, if not years, literally and figuratively litigating this issue.

  4. Emil Ruder:

    Typography has one plain duty before it and that is to convey information in writing. No argument or consideration can absolve typography from this duty.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    There are many who have made a lot of money through all means but could not find any joy or happiness out of own amassed wealth; so the only way to console themselves or absolve own-self out of their sins, they keep bragging publicly that they are the happiest while being often actually the saddest.

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  • 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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