grant remission of a sin to
"The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Mary's"
absolve, justify, free(verb)
let off the hook
"I absolve you from this responsibility"
To set free, release or discharge (from obligations, debts, responsibility etc.).
You will absolve a subject from his allegiance.
To pronounce free from or give absolution for a penalty, blame, or guilt.
To pronounce free or give absolution from sin.
To finish; to accomplish.
To resolve or explain.
Origin: First attested in the early 15th Century. From absolven, from absolvere, present active infinitive of absolvo, from ab + solvo.
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of absolve in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of absolve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of absolve in a Sentence
The future of humanity is uncertain, even in the most prosperous countries, and the quality of life deteriorates; and yet I believe that what is being discovered about the infinitely large and infinitely small is sufficient to absolve this end of the century and millennium. What a very few are acquiring in knowledge of the physical world will perhaps cause this period not to be judged as a pure return of barbarism.
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.
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.
These convictions... close a chapter in Rikers Island’s sad, brutal history, they send a clear message that a uniform and a badge do not absolve anyone from committing a crime, and that even an inmate deserves to be treated like a human being.
Taking a dip in any water can only clean the body externally but could never cleanse the soul internally to absolve a person of own committed sin to the people.
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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
- vergeven, uitleggen, ontheffen, afwerken, kwijtschelden, vrijspreken, beëindigenDutch
- frikjenne, tilgiNorwegian
- absolver, acabar, resolver, eximir, solucionar, exonerar, redimir, terminarPortuguese
- отпускать, прощатьRussian
- frikänna, fritaga, absolution, frita, frikalla, lösa, avlösaSwedish
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