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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.


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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