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Synonyms for absolve

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Synonyms for absolve

to free from a charge or imputation of guilt

to free from an obligation or duty

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Synonyms for absolve

grant remission of a sin to


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The bishop granted the authority to all active priests in his diocese to absolve the mortal sin on March 21 and will last until Easter Sunday, April 21.
On this, CJP Nisar told the mayor that he couldn't absolve himself of the responsibilities to fix the ailing system, since he had remained at the helm of affairs for a significant time in the city.
ABSOLVE YOURSELF "Make" yourself eat foods you've previously thought of as sinful every day in small amounts.
/ Yes, to speak it now, and thus absolve it // like a read word.
This does not absolve the institution of the responsibility of educating and supporting these individuals to the very best of their abilities; however, it does mean that an institution cannot give a student one test at the end of four years and declare them forevermore failures or successes in life.
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.
A statement released by the office of the Taliban leader said the manner in which the attacks occurred Tuesday -- in which hijackers slammed two jetliners into the World Trade Center and crashed a third plane at the Pentagon -- was enough to absolve bin Laden of any involvement in these acts.
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.
Without this clarification, Bergman's statement that "both tribal governments explicitly absolve the company of responsibility for the trauma of relocation" could be misunderstood to suggest that the Navajo and Hopi people absolve Peabody Coal.