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.
Words nearby absolve
ANTONYMS FOR absolve
OTHER WORDS FROM absolveab·solv·a·ble, adjectiveab·sol·vent, adjective, nounab·solv·er, nounun·ab·solved, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for unabsolved
But bitter were the tears Père Ramain shed when he found she had gone to her last account unshriven and unabsolved.
Adrienne Lecouvreur sank back upon the pillows, dead—and unabsolved.Superwomen|Albert Payson Terhune
But for some dreadful and unabsolved crime, a holy man of those days whelmed all beneath the deep waters.
Now, if ministers are wanting, what ruin awaits those, who depart from this life unregenerate or unabsolved!Selections from the Prose Writings of John Henry Cardinal Newman|John Henry Newman
The slain man died, unabsolved, in the commission of mortal sin.The Queen of Hearts|Wilkie Collins