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English verb: absolve

1. absolve (communication) grant remission of a sin to


SamplesThe priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Mary's.


Synonymsshrive


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)forgive

2. absolve (communication) let off the hook


SamplesI absolve you from this responsibility.


Synonymsfree, justify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody of something


Broader (hypernym)forgive


Narrower (hyponym)excuse, exempt, let off, relieve, wash one's hands


Antonymsblame, fault









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