Absolve (verb)

  1. To forgive or pardon (someone) for a wrongdoing or sin.
  2. To release (someone) from a duty or responsibility.
  3. To acquit (someone) of legal guilt.


From the latin absolvō ("i set free, acquit, absolve"), from ab- ("away from") + solvō ("i loosen, free").


  1. The priest absolved him of his sins.
  2. He was absolved of the crime after new evidence came to light.
  3. The company absolved itself of any responsibility for the accident.
  4. He was absolved from jury duty due to a conflict of interest.
  5. The President absolved the soldier of desertion.
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