To absolve someone is to pardon them. If you absolve a person of a crime, you say that they are not responsible for what they have done.

  • The governor absolved all of the prisoners of the law.

  • The priest absolved the sinners of their sins.

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Example Sentences for absolve

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    The judge absolved the man.

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    He absolved the young criminal.

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    They claimed that he should be absolved.

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    This would absolve many of the clickability problems.

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    Many reports absolve Ali of complicity in the murder.

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    Nothing can absolve the defaulter from the crime.

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    However, that does not absolve the defaulter from the crime.

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    You cannot magically absolve an editor of the responsibility of this.

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    I absolve you in the name of the Josip, and the Broz, and the Holy Tito.

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    Zheng senses the problem, and devotes an entire chapter to absolve the Zhuang.