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[ɐbsˈɒlv], [ɐbsˈɒlv], [ɐ_b_s_ˈɒ_l_v]

Synonyms for Absolve:

acquit (verb)

acquit, clear, defray, discharge, dismiss, exculpate, excuse, exonerate, forgive, free, liberate, pardon, release, vindicate.

dismiss (verb)

dispel, except, exempt, license, permit, privilege, relieve, reprieve, stay.

forgive (verb)

condone, forbear, forget, overlook, relent, remit, show mercy, tolerate.

vindicate (verb)

apologize, avenge, mitigate, refute.

Other synonyms and related words:

Disenthrall, absolution, acquittal, acquittance, administer absolution, administer extreme unction, affranchise, allow, amnesty, apologise, assist, assoil, atone, atone for, autonomy, be blind to, bleach, bless, blink at, cancel, cast adrift, cleanse, confess, confirm, convert, declare a moratorium, decontaminate, defend, deliver, deliverance, destigmatize, disband, disembarrass, disengage, disenthral, dislodge, dispensation, dispense, dispense from, dispense with, displace, disregard, do penance, ease, eliminate, emancipate, emancipation, enfranchise, enlarge, exculpation, excuse from, exemplify, exempt from, exemption, exoneration, expiate, explain, find innocent, forgiveness, franchise, free from, freedom, give absolution, give dispensation, give dispensation from, give up, go easy on, goodness, grant amnesty to, grant forgiveness, grant immunity, grant pardon, grant remission, hear confession, help, ignore, immunity, indulge, justification, justify, launder, legalize, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimize, let, let go, let loose, let off easy, let off the hook, let out, let slip, let up on, let-off, liberate from, liberation, lifeboat, loose, lustrate, make amends, make confession, make good, manumit, nonpros, nullify, obliterate, pass over, propitiate, prove innocent, purge, purify, quash the charge, quitclaim, quittance, ransom, rationalise, rationalize, receive absolution, reclaim, recover, redeem, reform, rehabilitate, reinstate, release from, relief, relieve from, relinquish, remise, remission, remittance, render free, repair, resign, respite, restore to favour, rid, sanctify, sanitize, save, save the necessity, send away, set at liberty, set clear, set free, shrive, spare, spare from, sponge, spring, stretch a point, substantiate, support, sustain, turn adrift, unfreeze, unloose, unloosen, uphold, validate, vindication, virtue, warrant, wear a hairshirt, whitewash, wink at, wipe it off, wipe out, wipe the slate clean, withdraw the charge, write off.

Rhymes for Absolve:

  1. solve;
  2. evolve, revolve, dissolve, devolve, resolve, involve;

Quotes for Absolve:

  1. White shall not neutralize the black, nor good compensate bad in man, absolve him so: life's business being just the terrible choice. Robert Browning.
  2. Absolve me, teach me, purify me, strengthen me: take me to Thyself, that I may be Thine and Thine only. Joseph Barber Lightfoot.
  3. Of course, Third World leaders love you. By ascribing third world ills to First World sins, you absolve them of blame for their countries' failure to advance. John McCarthy.

Idioms of Absolve:

  1. absolve sm from sth;