Synonyms of absolve in English:



  • 1 the fact that a criminal offence occurred a long time ago does not absolve the wrongdoer from guilt
    exonerate, discharge, acquit, exculpate, vindicate; 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
  • Definition of absolve in:

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

    Word of the day dinkum
    Pronunciation: ˈdɪŋkəm
    (of an article or person) genuine, honest, true