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Synonyms for absolve

to free from a charge or imputation of guilt

to free from an obligation or duty

Synonyms for absolve

grant remission of a sin to

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Because," replied the father, "to absolve you for that motive would be a sin for which the king would never absolve me, my lord.
I tell you, my dear, I cannot absolve myself from the promises I make to these helpless creatures.
Yes, Father," laughed the great fellow, "for the sake of Holy Church I did indeed confiscate that temptation completely, and if you must needs have proof in order to absolve me from my sins, come with me now and you shall sample the excellent discrimination which the Bishop of Norwich displays in the selection of his temptations.
She read me what she had written, and it was direct and clear, and evidently intended to absolve me from any suspicion of profiting by the receipt of the money.
The DOJ resolution absolves us and (it is) the best vindication for us,' Faeldon's lawyer Jose Dino told reporters on Thursday.
All three have submitted appeals to the SFA for wrongful dismissal, believing that video evidence absolves them of blame for their red cards last weekend.
That in no way absolves the governor from responsibility.
When a political hack absolves them with a stroke of the pen.
Such a recent demise practically absolves post-ice age global warming as the cause of die-offs among these mammals and could undermine climate change as the trigger for extinctions throughout the Western Hemisphere since the last ice age ended some 10,000 years ago.