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absolve

Synonyms of absolve in English:

verb

  • 1 the fact that a criminal offence occurred a long time ago does not absolve the wrongdoer from guilt
    release, relieve, liberate, free, deliver, clear, spare, exempt
    informal let off
    [Antonyms] blame, condemn
  • 2 Christianity I absolve you from all your sins
    forgive, pardon, excuse, give amnesty to, give dispensation to, give indulgence to;
    reprieve, have mercy on, show mercy to
    [Antonyms] punish
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