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American English: /əbˈzɑlv/
, /əbˈsɑlv/
British English: /əbˈzɒlv/

transitive verb

  • to absolve somebody of something
    absolver a alguien de algo
    I absolve you of your sins
    te absuelvo de tus pecados
    he was absolved of guilt
    fue absuelto or eximido de culpa
    to absolve somebody from something
    eximir or dispensar a alguien de algo
    he asked to be absolved from his duties
    pidió ser eximido or dispensado de sus obligaciones
    Example sentences
    • Recovering, he is absolved of his guilt by the understanding daughter.
    • At the same time, the right to free speech does not absolve us from our duty to behave responsibly.
    • Zoë, as loving in her death as she was in her life, tried to absolve her family from guilt.
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