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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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  1. 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.
  2. To clear (a person) of a charge, as by declaring him or her not guilty; exonerate
  3. (Reflexive) To clear one’s self.
To free from a charge or the imputation of guilt; declare or prove blameless; exculpate
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  1. To free from a charge or the imputation of guilt; declare or prove blameless; exculpate
  2. To relieve of (a duty, obligation, etc.)
  3. To clear of guilt or responsibility, particularly to establish the innocence of a prisoner on death row. See also exculpate. To clear of guilt or responsibility, particularly to establish the innocence of a prisoner on death row. See also exculpate.
To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example).
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  1. To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example).
  2. To defend or maintain (a cause, claim, etc.) against opposition
  3. To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof:
(Informal) All the way; completely:
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  1. (Informal) All the way; completely:
  2. To become clear, unclouded, etc.
  3. To remove the occupants of:
To show forgiveness; be inclined to forgive
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  1. To show forgiveness; be inclined to forgive
  2. To relent in being angry or in wishing to exact punishment for (an offense or fault).
  3. To give up all claim to punish or exact penalty for (an offense); overlook
To release (a person) from punishment or disfavor for wrongdoing or a fault:
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  1. To release (a person) from punishment or disfavor for wrongdoing or a fault:
  2. To release (a person) from further punishment for a crime
  3. To allow (an offense or fault) to pass without punishment or disfavor.
To apologize for (oneself) for an act that could cause offense:
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  1. To apologize for (oneself) for an act that could cause offense:
  2. To give permission to leave; release:
  3. To release from an obligation, duty, promise, etc.
To free from blame; declare or prove guiltless
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  1. To free from blame; declare or prove guiltless
  2. To clear of suspicion; to determine the innocence of another. To clear of suspicion; to determine the innocence of another.
  3. To clear of guilt or blame.
To send (money) in payment
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  1. To send (money) in payment
  2. To refer (a matter) to a committee or authority for decision.
  3. To let slacken; decrease
To get absolution for oneself by confessing
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  1. To get absolution for oneself by confessing
  2. To hear the confession of and absolve
  3. To hear the confession of and give absolution to (a penitent).
To set free from physical restraint or binding; let go:
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  1. To set free from physical restraint or binding; let go:
  2. (Telephony) (of a call) To hang up.
  3. To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of.
(Obsolete) To set apart; isolate.
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  1. (Obsolete) To set apart; isolate.
  2. To free from a rule or obligation which applies to others; excuse; release
To cause to explode.
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  1. To cause to explode.
  2. (Idiomatic) To forgive and not punish.
(Informal) All the way; completely:
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  1. (Informal) All the way; completely:
  2. To become clear, unclouded, etc.
  3. In a clear manner; so as to be clear
To free from blame; declare or prove guiltless
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  1. To free from blame; declare or prove guiltless
  2. To clear of suspicion; to determine the innocence of another. To clear of suspicion; to determine the innocence of another.
  3. To clear of guilt or blame.
To free from a charge or the imputation of guilt; declare or prove blameless; exculpate
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  1. To free from a charge or the imputation of guilt; declare or prove blameless; exculpate
  2. To relieve of (a duty, obligation, etc.)
  3. To clear of guilt or responsibility, particularly to establish the innocence of a prisoner on death row. See also exculpate. To clear of guilt or responsibility, particularly to establish the innocence of a prisoner on death row. See also exculpate.
To lay claim to or establish possession of (something for oneself or another)
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  1. To lay claim to or establish possession of (something for oneself or another)
  2. To defend or maintain (a cause, claim, etc.) against opposition
  3. To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof:
To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite, to fulfill.
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  1. To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite, to fulfill.
  2. To clear (a person) of a charge, as by declaring him or her not guilty; exonerate
  3. (Reflexive) To clear one’s self.
(Law) To clear (a person) of a charge or conviction.
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  1. (Law) To clear (a person) of a charge or conviction.
  2. To become clean, clear, or pure
  3. (Computers) To clear (a storage device) of unwanted data.
(Electricity) To cause the release of stored energy or electric charge from (a battery, for example).
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  1. (Electricity) To cause the release of stored energy or electric charge from (a battery, for example).
  2. To relieve (a ship, for example) of a burden or of contents; unload.
  3. To relieve oneself or itself of (a burden, load, etc.)
To exempt; excuse
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  1. To exempt; excuse
  2. To give or deal out, especially in parts or portions:
  3. To prepare and give out (medicines, prescriptions, etc.)
To release from an obligation, duty, promise, etc.
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  1. To release from an obligation, duty, promise, etc.
  2. To apologize for (oneself) for an act that could cause offense:
  3. To give permission to leave; release:
(Obsolete) To set apart; isolate.
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  1. (Obsolete) To set apart; isolate.
  2. To free from an obligation, duty, or liability to which others are subject:
To cause to explode.
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  1. To cause to explode.
  2. (Idiomatic) To forgive and not punish.
To give aid or assistance to
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  1. To give aid or assistance to
  2. (Baseball) To serve as a relief pitcher
  3. To ease, lighten, or reduce (pain, anxiety, etc.)
To refrain from, omit, avoid using, or use frugally
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  1. To refrain from, omit, avoid using, or use frugally
  2. To refrain from denouncing or distressing; treat leniently or with consideration:
  3. To give up the use or possession of; part with or give up conveniently

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 31 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for absolve, like: acquit, exonerate, vindicate, clear, forgive, pardon, excuse, exculpate, remit, grant absolution and shrive.