absolve sb. from guilt or blame

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  • absolve — [ab zälv′, absälv′, abzôlv′, absôlv′; əbzälv′, əb sälv, əbzôlv′, əbsôlv′] vt. absolved, absolving [ME absolven < L absolvere, to loosen from < ab , from + solvere: see SOLVE] 1. to pronounce free from guilt or blame; acquit 2. a) to give… …   English World dictionary

  • absolve — verb 1) this fact does not absolve you from responsibility Syn: exonerate, discharge, acquit, vindicate; release, relieve, liberate, free, deliver, clear, exempt, let off; formal exculpate Ant: blame …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • absolve — absolvable, adj. absolvent, adj., n. absolver, n. /ab zolv , solv /, v.t., absolved, absolving. 1. to free from guilt or blame or their consequences: The court absolved her of guilt in his death. 2. to set free or release, as from some duty,… …   Universalium

  • absolve — ab•solve [[t]æbˈzɒlv, ˈsɒlv[/t]] v. t. solved, solv•ing 1) to free from guilt or blame or their consequences 2) to set free or release from some duty, obligation, or responsibility (usu. fol. by from) 3) to grant pardon for; excuse 4) rel a) to… …   From formal English to slang

  • absolve — ab·solve /əb zälv, sälv/ vt ab·solved, ab·solv·ing 1: to set free or release from some obligation or responsibility a judgment terminating a parent s rights...absolve s that parent of all future support obligations In re Bruce R., 662 A.2d 107… …   Law dictionary

  • blame — vb reprehend, reprobate, condemn, denounce, censure, *criticize Analogous words: *accuse, charge, indict, impeach: impute, attribute, *ascribe: implicate, *involve Contrasted words: exonerate, vindicate, *exculpate, absolve, acquit: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Absolve — Ab*solve (#; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Absolved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Absolving}.] [L. absolvere to set free, to absolve; ab + solvere to loose. See {Assoil}, {Solve}.] 1. To set free, or release, as from some obligation, debt, or responsibility,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • absolve — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. forgive, cleanse, shrive, pardon, discharge. See forgiveness, acquittal, exemption.Ant., accuse, blame. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. acquit, exonerate, vindicate, clear, forgive, pardon, excuse,… …   English dictionary for students

  • absolve — verb /əbˈzɒlv,æbˈzɒlv,æbˈsɒlv/ a) To set free, release or discharge (from obligations, debts, responsibility etc.). You will absolve a subject from his allegiance. b) To pronounce free from or give absolution …   Wiktionary

  • — I chū (1) (象形。 象草木益滋上出达之形。 本义: 长出) (2) 同本义 [grow up] 出, 进也。 象草木益滋, 上出达也。 《说文》。 按, 《说文》讲的 出 , 其实是茁。 句者毕出, 萌者尽达。 《礼记·月令·季春》 万物出乎震。 《易·说卦》 (3) 引申为出入的 出 。 出去, 出来, 与 入 相对 [go out] 诸侯出 …   Advanced Chinese dictionary

  • Justified — Justify Jus ti*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Justified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Justifying}.] [F. justifier, L. justificare; justus just + ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Just}, a., and { fy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To prove or show to be just; to vindicate; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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