HyperDic: absolve

English > 2 senses of the word absolve:
VERBcommunicationabsolve, shrivegrant remission of a sin to
communicationabsolve, freelet off the hook
absolve > pronunciation
Soundsaebzaa'lv; ahbzaa'lv
Rhymesdevolve ... solve: 8 rhymes with aalv...
English > absolve: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningGrant remission of a sin to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Mary's"
Broaderforgivestop blaming or grant forgiveness
Adjectivesabsolvitoryproviding absolution
Nounsabsolutionthe act of absolving or remitting
absolutionthe condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance
absolversomeone who grants absolution
English > absolve: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaninglet off the hook.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody of something
Example"I absolve you from this responsibility"
Narrowerexcuse, relieve, let off, exemptgrant exemption or release to
justify(used of God) declare innocent
wash one's handsTo absolve oneself of responsibility or future blame
Broaderforgivestop blaming or grant forgiveness
Oppositeblame, faultput or pin the blame on
Spanishabsolver, eximir, justificar, liberar
Catalanabsoldre, alliberar, deslliurar, perdonar
Adjectivesabsolvitoryproviding absolution

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