Synonyms for absolve

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ab-zolv, -solv
Phonetic Transcription : æbˈzɒlv, -ˈsɒlv

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Définition of absolve

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Latin absolvere "set free, loosen, acquit," from ab- "from" (see ab-) + solvere "loosen" (see solve). Related: Absolved; absolving.
  • verb free from responsibility, duty
Example sentences :
  • Were I to be queen of the universe, that dignity should not absolve me from my duty to you and to my father.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • That would be to absolve him from living, since it is life itself that is the burden.
  • Extract from : « Pax Vobiscum » by Henry Drummond
  • There is no suggestion here that religion will absolve any man from bearing burdens.
  • Extract from : « Pax Vobiscum » by Henry Drummond
  • But I may also neglect this reflex standard and absolve me to myself.
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world.
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • I am glad that I had strength and courage to absolve thee before I fell.
  • Extract from : « Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer » by Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • I turned to the Patriarch and put the question whether he would so absolve me.
  • Extract from : « Fox's Book of Martyrs » by John Foxe
  • And yet, how is it possible to absolve her for her inexplicable behaviour to me?
  • Extract from : « The Substance of a Dream » by F. W. Bain
  • "Your word was given to me, and I absolve you from it," she said.
  • Extract from : « The Rose of Old St. Louis » by Mary Dillon
  • You have now a right to know my history, and if you repent, I absolve you from all obligations.
  • Extract from : « Crotchet Castle » by Thomas Love Peacock

Antonyms for absolve

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