Absolve synonyms

əb-zŏlv', -sŏlv'
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In criminal law, to clear a person, to release or set him free, or to discharge him from an accusation of committing a criminal offense after a judicial finding that he is not guilty of the crime or after the court or prosecution determines that the case should not continue after the criminal trial has started. See also autrefois acquit and double jeopardy.
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To remove (objects or obstructions):
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To pardon, to waive any negative feeling or desire for punishment.
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To apologize for (oneself) for an act that could cause offense:
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To clear of or to free from guilt; exonerate.
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(Now rare) To relieve (someone or something) of a load; to unburden (a load).
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To refer (a matter) to a committee or authority for decision.
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To hear the confession of and absolve
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Release is defined as to set free or to relieve.
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To release, to free, to give freedom to.
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To lose or give off a stored electrical charge
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(Obsolete) To set apart; isolate.
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To cause to explode.
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(Law) To free (someone) from debt or legal obligations; to give legal relief to. [from 15th c.]
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To use or supply with restraint:
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To vindicate is defined as to clear someone of criticism or blame.
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The definition of liberate is to free or emancipate someone or something, or to steal something.
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To fail to notice or consider; miss:
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To unite or hold, as by a feeling of loyalty or love
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A fundamental property of the elementary particles of which matter is made that gives rise to attractive and repulsive forces. There are two kinds of charge: color charge and electric charge.
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(Law) To demonstrate in court that a testimony under oath contradicts another testimony from the same person, usually one taken during deposition.
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(Law) To find or prove (someone) guilty of an offense or crime, especially by the verdict of a court:
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To declare to be guilty of wrongdoing; convict
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To consider responsible for a misdeed, failure, or undesirable outcome:
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To cause to appear guilty of a crime or fault; implicate:
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To commit (money, for example) in order to fulfill an obligation.
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To cause to wait or delay.
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To impose a sentence on (a criminal defendant found guilty, for example).
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Punish is to impose suffering or penalty, or to treat someone in an harsh manner.
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To become clean, clear, or pure
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To prepare and give out (medicines).
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(Informal, Dial.) To take legal action (against)
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Free means to release or let go.
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To remove the disgraceful or ignominious characterization from.
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Synonym Study

  • To vindicate is to clear (a person or thing under attack) through evidence of the unfairness of the charge, criticism, etc.
  • Forgive implies giving up all claim that an offense be punished as well as any resentment or vengeful feelings
  • To pardon is to release from punishment for an offense the prisoner was pardoned by the governor
  • To exonerate is to relieve of all blame for a wrongdoing
  • Acquit means to clear of a specific charge by a judicial decision, usually for lack of evidence
  • Absolve implies a setting free from responsibilities or obligation absolved from her promise or from the penalties for their violation
Find another word for absolve. In this page you can discover 38 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for absolve, like: pardon, acquit, clear, forgive, excuse, exculpate, exonerate, remit, shrive, release and set-free.