- to grant or pronounce remission of sins to.
- to remit (a sin) by absolution.
- to declare (censure, as excommunication) removed.
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OTHER WORDS FROM absolveab·solv·a·ble, adjectiveab·sol·vent, adjective, nounab·solv·er, nounun·ab·solved, adjective
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She careens her way across the globe, looking for clues to absolve her and drawing police attention in the process.The New Class of Comfort TV: 16 Shows to Watch When You Run Out of Friends and The Office|Eliana Dockterman|February 10, 2021|Time
The company denied the claims, pointing out that its 2014 purchase of the hospitals included contract language absolving it of any future liability for the retirement plan.Rich Investors Stripped Millions From a Hospital Chain and Want to Leave It Behind. A Tiny State Stands in Their Way.|by Peter Elkind|February 4, 2021|ProPublica
While Winner’s less-than-cautious handling of the material might have led the NSA to her eventually, Poitras said in an interview that that should not absolve the Intercept of responsibility to handle the information carefully.
I’m not proposing to tell you the magical policy that will fix this, or to judge what the platforms would have to do to absolve themselves of this responsibility.How the truth was murdered|Abby Ohlheiser|October 7, 2020|MIT Technology Review
When you’re ludicrously late to school or work, or when you miss your brother’s wedding, all you need is to invoke me, traffic, and your fellow Californians will absolve you of your tardiness.Admit it: You miss being stuck in traffic|matthewheimer|August 17, 2020|Fortune
Many were just eager to forget, absolve, or overlook serious accusations, simply because doing so would be hugely convenient.It’s Not Just Cosby: Hollywood’s Long List of Male Scumbags|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet the essay does not absolve the Left from paranoid thinking.Paranoia Crept into American Political Life a Long Time Ago|Lewis Beale|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the one hand, he is trying to absolve Skyler of his sins.The 17 Most Iconic Scenes in ‘Breaking Bad’ (VIDEO)|Tricia Romano|September 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Social media, Sharif emphasized, has been an indispensable tool for Saudi women “to absolve the gender apartheid.”Aung San Suu Kyi Meets Her Peers|Andy Isaacson|September 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Will they absolve him of stealing papal documents and leaking them to the press, and let him go?Will the Pope’s Former Butler, Paolo Gabriele, Pay in a Vatileaks Trial?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|July 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And yet, how is it possible to absolve her for her inexplicable behaviour to me?The Substance of a Dream |F. W. Bain
"Your word was given to me, and I absolve you from it," she said.The Rose of Old St. Louis|Mary Dillon
I cannot yet absolve you from your promise since my own actions in Austria have been far from conventional.The Secret Witness|George Gibbs
Can you pretend an excuse now may absolve you, Or any thing like honest, to bring you off?The Little French Lawyer|Francis Beaumont
Decide to do one or the other quickly: to punish, or to absolve.Amphitryon|Moliere