Dictionary

Absolve

Meaning of absolve: The dictionary definition of “absolve” is a verb that means to declare someone free from guilt, responsibility, or blame, typically after some form of forgiveness or pardon.

Use cases:

  1. Legal context: Referring to a court or authority clearing someone of wrongdoing or charges.

    Example: The jury absolved him of all charges due to lack of evidence.

  2. Religious context: Describing the forgiveness of sins by a priest or religious figure.

    Example: The priest absolved the penitent during confession.

  3. Personal context: Referring to freeing oneself or others from feelings of guilt or responsibility.

    Example: She tried to absolve herself of any blame for the project’s failure.

Examples In Sentence:

  1. The court absolved him of any criminal liability in the accident.
  2. The sincere apology helped absolve the tension between them.
  3. Forgiveness is a way to absolve oneself of past mistakes.

Related words:

  • Exonerate
  • Clear
  • Acquit
  • Pardon
  • Forgive

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