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Synonyms for absolveæbˈzɒlv, -ˈsɒlv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrive, absolve(verb)

    grant remission of a sin to

    Synonyms:
    shrive, justify, absolve, free

    Antonyms:
    fault, blame

  2. absolve, justify, free(verb)

    let off the hook

    Synonyms:
    justify, unloose, relieve, apologise, unloosen, unblock, unfreeze, liberate, rationalize, excuse, vindicate, warrant, discharge, release, give up, apologize, rationalise, loose, disembarrass, resign, dislodge, shrive, relinquish, disengage, rid, exempt, absolve, free

    Antonyms:
    fault, blame

Wiktionary

  1. absolve(verb)

    To set free, release or discharge (from obligations, debts, responsibility etc.).

    Synonyms:
    free, excuse, release, exempt

  2. absolve(verb)

    To pronounce free or give absolution from sin.

    Synonyms:
    pardon, remit, vindicate, exculpate, acquit, exonerate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. absolve

    To absolve, in the strict sense, is to set free from any bond. One may be absolved from a promise by a breach of faith on the part of one to whom the promise was made. To absolve from sins is formally to remit their condemnation and penalty, regarded as a bond upon the soul. "Almighty God ... pardoneth and absolveth all those who truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel." Book of Common Prayer, Declar. of Absol. To acquit of sin or crime is to free from the accusation of it, pronouncing one guiltless; the innocent are rightfully acquitted; the guilty may be mercifully absolved. Compare PARDON.

    Synonyms:
    acquit, clear, discharge, exculpate, exempt, exonerate, forgive, free, liberate, pardon, pardon, release, set free

    Antonyms:
    accuse, bind, charge, compel, condemn, convict, impeach, inculpate, obligate, oblige

    Preposition:
    One is absolved from (rarely of) a promise, a sin, etc.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. absolve(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    acquit, clear, release, liberate, free, discharge, loose, deliver, exculpate, exonerate, excuse, forgive, pardon, JUSTIFY, set free

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

acquit, exonerate, exempt, relieve


Translations for absolve

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • опрощавам, освобождавам, оправдавамBulgarian
  • freisprechen, absolvieren, entbinden, lossprechenGerman
  • συγχωρώ, απαλλάσωGreek
  • exculpar, exonerar, absolverSpanish
  • آمرزیدن, معاف کردن, عفو کردنPersian
  • selittää, vapauttaa, [[antaa]] [[synninpäästö]], armahtaa, suorittaa, [[todeta]] [[syyttömäksi]], ratkaista, antaa anteeksi, [[vapauttaa]] [[syytöksistä]]Finnish
  • absoudreFrench
  • feloldozHungarian
  • assolvereItalian
  • 解放Japanese
  • absolvōLatin
  • vergeven, uitleggen, ontheffen, afwerken, kwijtschelden, vrijspreken, beëindigenDutch
  • frikjenne, tilgiNorwegian
  • absolver, acabar, resolver, eximir, solucionar, exonerar, redimir, terminarPortuguese
  • ch'uyanchayQuechua
  • отпускать, прощатьRussian
  • frikänna, fritaga, absolution, frita, frikalla, lösa, avlösaSwedish

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