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Another word for absolve


  1. To free from a charge or imputation of guilt

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  2. To free from an obligation or duty

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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