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Synonyms for absolve

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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ABSOLVE YOURSELF "Make" yourself eat foods you've previously thought of as sinful every day in small amounts.
The demise of Christendom is therefore a very good thing for the church, because it frees the church from having to defend or absolve the state in its dirty work.
At the same time, even a legitimate defense of national security does not absolve a power of moral responsibility for the outcomes of its "precision" military strikes.
Moral science alone is not enough either to condemn man or to absolve them, but it does suffice to distinguish good from evil, and it sees to it that vice is not exalted into virtue.
Anderson examines the court martial that investigated the mutiny, the subsequent careers of Bligh, the mutineers, and the chief mutineers, Fletcher Christian and Peter Heywood (who were from powerful, politically connected families who were able to use connections to rewrite history to absolve themselves of blame), and comes to new conclusions.
As I showed in my column, even some reviewers who absolve Solzhenitsyn of bigotry, such as Richard Pipes and John Klier, acknowledge this fact.
It is premature to absolve pollutants of blame, says Allen; negative results on a few chemicals do not constitute a not-guilty verdict.
The report urges insurers to prepare to serve employers that won't contract with a provider unless it has Internet capabilities that absolve employers of administering employee benefits.
While Gaines's attachment to his daughter doesn't absolve his guilt for forcing Mar garet into a sexual relationship, it offers a complex, compelling image of what Toni Morrison characterizes as the "jungle" of the slaveholder's consciousness.
The media resignation in the face of trying to alter such behavior reveals how thoroughly society has colluded with such men to absolve them of any responsibility for their criminal behavior.
However, when the rental group involves adults, and adventure activities are planned, I've also seen the use of releases (hold harmless clauses) that absolve the camp, its agents and employees from liability.
But what is needed right now is for the sites' operators to accept they cannot absolve themselves from responsibility for what appears on their pages.
No amount of money can absolve News International from hacking in to the phone of murder victim Milly Dowler, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said yesterday, following the disclosure that the company was about to settle its case with the teenager's family.
Not to absolve this man Jerry Porter, a seventh-year pro from West Virginia who was recognizable in training camp by the big middle finger pictured on his T-shirt and who might listen more closely to the bosses who are paying him $10 million guaranteed on a five-year contract.
While this is liable to absolve her, the decision will be moot as the Liberals have now cancelled the work-visas-for-strippers program.