verb (used with object), ab·solved, ab·solv·ing.
- to grant or pronounce remission of sins to.
- to remit (a sin) by absolution.
- to declare (censure, as excommunication) removed.
SYNONYMS FOR absolve
Related formsab·solv·a·ble, adjectiveab·sol·vent, adjective, nounab·solv·er, nounun·ab·solved, adjective
Examples from the Web for absolve
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.”
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
He alone can absolve us from the obligation of showing him, before any one else, what we finish here.Arachne, Complete|Georg Ebers
Who hath taught him more cunningly to open, or better to absolve than his brethren?The Apology of the Church of England|John Jewel
It was possible that juries might absolve a prisoner; it was always necessary that they should be the arbiters of his fate.Constitutional History of England, Vol 1 of 3|Henry Hallam
So you're the kind who'd absolve vagabonds from their duties?The Road to Damascus|August Strindberg
Not the people, but their rulers are to censure the scandalous, and to absolve the penitent, Matt.The Divine Right of Church Government|Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London