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  Definition of absolve
  1. let off the hook; "I absolve you from this responsibility"
  2. grant remission of a sin to; "The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Mary''s"
Similar Words: justify, free

 

Hyponyms: excuse, relieve, let off, exempt, wash one's hands

 

Derivational Morphology: justification, absolution, remission, remittal, remission of sin, absolver

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 使免除   Dutch: vergeven  
Finnish: vapauttaa   French: absoudre  
German: entbinden   Greek: απαλλάσω  
Italian: assolvere   Japanese: 解放する  
Norwegian: frikjenne   Portuguese: eximir  
Russian: освобождать   Swedish: frikalla  
 
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